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Critical Software Launches Neurodiversity Programme to Attract New Talent

May 12, 2021

Critical Software has launched a new neurodiversity programme looking to encourage individuals with autism to embark on a career in tech.

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Everyone has unique talents! With this in mind, Critical Software has launched a new neurodiversity programme looking to encourage individuals with autism to embark on a career in tech.

The aim is to further enrich the company’s talent base, looking for neurodiverse individuals passionate about technology and keen to work in software development, testing, security and IT consulting. Registration is now open and runs until July 9th, with the plan to kick off training programmes in October.


Critical’s neurodiversity programme is the first of its kind in Portugal to run in partnership with Specialisterne, a global company recruiting and training people with autism. The aim is to recruit individuals with a confirmed diagnosis of autism, an interest in technology and at least a basic grasp of English. 


Commenting on the launch of the programme, João Carreira, CEO of Critical Software, said: “We believe that diversity enriches our culture and improves what we do. We look for people with different personalities, life experiences and skills and that was the thinking that led us to expand our recruitment efforts to grow neurodiversity within our community.”


“People have many different talents, and individuals with autism are often gifted with unique abilities that are extremely valuable in engineering and technology companies. Our neurodiversity programme will expand what it means to be an inclusive, dynamic and diverse company that thinks differently about tackling global technology challenges.” 


Critical Software’s neurodiversity programme is the latest initiative from the company to help ensure careers in tech are open to talented people from all kinds of different backgrounds.