About our Employability and Skills Programme

Employing people who are neurodivergent

Employment is important to everyone. It gives us economic independence, as well as opportunities to socialise with others, feel valued, grow and contribute as part of society.


At AFK, our mission is to support as many young people with disabilities and autism as possible, by giving them the opportunity to work or volunteer in their community. We have been running our employability programmes since 2013 and now have a wide range of business partners and companies offering work placements and jobs to our trainees.

If you have a disability and/or identify as neurodivergent, and live in London, we can help get you into work.

The aim of our Employability and Skills Programme is to support disabled London residents aged 18-25 into paid employment. (Please note that while we are based in the North London area, we do welcome requests from elsewhere in England as we may be able to work with you virtually online).


We provide skills training and real world work experience, leading to job opportunities and flexible support into paid employment.

What is the process like?

First, we talk to you to see what your interests are, what you are good at and what you want to do in the future.


Then, with help from a Job Coach, you will:


  • Develop an Action Plan with a set of goals for work
  • Build your skills and confidence
  • Practice your interview skills with a Job Coach
  • Complete work placements in real working environments
  • Get help applying for jobs and preparing for interviews
  • Be supported as you get used to your new job


By the end of your time with us, we hope you will have found a paid job or a volunteer role that you enjoy. You will be supported by our team through the whole process – even once you’ve gotten a job and started work.

ⓘ Your Job Coach will arrange suitable work placements for you and help you look for work. They will support you every step of the way, even after you’ve gotten a job.

Apply to join the Programme

Please download and fill in the word document below and follow the instructions in order to apply to the programme.

We are here to help you find work. Please email [email protected] or call 020 8347 8111 if you need help with this or an alternative way to apply. Once we have received your details we will aim to contact you as soon as possible. Thank you.

Where do you want to work?

Our trainees have worked at lots of different and interesting places. Here are some photos of our trainees at work:

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