Westpac Tailored Talent Program – Sydney 2020


Applications NOW CLOSED

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that people on the autism spectrum can bring to their organisations. We offer a tailored workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate in a practical, hands-on environment their skills and abilities, directly to employers.

Specialisterne is excited to be partnering with Westpac once again following their successful initial Tailored Talent program in 2017. As such, Specialisterne is seeking to attract the skills and abilities of prospective individuals on the autism spectrum who can contribute to Westpac’s workforce.

Westpac recognises that one of their greatest assets is the diversity their staff bring to the organisation and they remain focused on building a culture of inclusiveness which celebrates neurodiverse talent.

Types of roles available: Information Security Analyst, Business Analyst, Systems Administration & Infrastructure Engineer, Software Testing & Quality Assurance Engineer, Risk & Surveillance Analyst, Financial Analyst. 

Location of roles: The physical location of these roles are within the Sydney CBD & Kogarah NSW however as a result of COVID-19 health restrictions most of the roles will initially be working from home. Please note that you will still need to reside in Sydney or surrounds for this opportunity.

Applicant requirements:

  • Must be aged 18 years or older 
  • Must have a diagnosis of autism (including Autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, Autistic disorder, or PDD-NOS) 
  • Must have proof of Australian Citizenship or permanent residence visa & agree to Westpac’s background checks. 
  • Will have to satisfy Westpac’s pre-employment suitability checks & Security Clearances at the end of the selection process.
  • Must be able to attend the entire Specialisterne Workshop & Assessment Online Program commencing Monday 26th October – 13th November (See below for further details)
  • Must be able to attend one pre-selection workshop online between the hours of 9am-3pm on either Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th or Wednesday 14th of October.

The following experience or ability to demonstrate these skills will be highly regarded however they are not essential: 

  • A strong interest or ability to learn any of the following: Data Analytics, Software Testing, Automation, Application Development, Cyber Security, IT Systems Administration, Business Analysis, Financial Analysis, Fraud, Criminology, Risk 
  • An understanding or ability to learn software, concepts and toolsets such as – SAS, Alteryx, Splunk, Tableau, advanced Microsoft Excel, Power BI, Jira, SharePoint, VBA, SQL, Selenium, UFT, Linux, Unix and Windows Server, bash / scripting and programming languages such as Python, Perl, etc
  • Motivated, focused and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • Obtained a TAFE Qualification or Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Engineering, Business, Software Development, Cyber Security, Finance or related discipline or have real-world experience in the same or similar fields

Application process

To commence the application process please make sure you have the required documents stated below before you begin then click this link to encrypt and upload your documents securely: https://www.register.specialisterne.com.au/

  1. Evidence of a positive autism, ASD or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  2. Proof of Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residence Visa. Accepted documents are one of the following:
    • Australian Birth Certificate
    • Current Australian Passport
    • Certificate of Australian Citizenship
    • Permanent Residency Visa in Australia (excluding bridging visa)
Key ActionsDate
Applications Open9am, 1st September 2020
Applications Close2pm, 29th September 
Notification to attend Pre-Selection WorkshopTuesday 6th October 
Pre-Selection Workshop DatesMonday 12th – Wednesday 14th October
Notification to attend ProgramFrom 12pm on Friday 16th October
Workshop and Assessment ProgramFrom 9:30am on Monday 26th October – Friday 13th November
Successful candidates commence employmentJanuary/February 2021

More information

We look forward to receiving your application. If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact: Kate Halpin: kate.halpin@specialisterne.com
or Polly Harding: polly.harding@specialisterne.com

Our vision at Specialisterne Australia is to create a world where people are given equal opportunities in the labour market. We actively promote the employment of autistic and neurodiverse employees within the workplace, along with people with a disability, gender diversity and the employment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders. We welcome and encourage applications from all people.

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