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Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Westpac Tailored Talent Program – Applications NOW OPEN

Attention Job seekers on the Autism Spectrum. Apply now for the Westpac Tailored Talent Program with Specialisterne Australia!

*Click here to Register for this opportunity with Specialisterne Australia

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative pathway for people on the autism spectrum to connect with employers who recognise and value the contributions and talents that individuals on the spectrum can bring to their organisations.

They offer a tailored workshop and assessment program whereby candidates can demonstrate their skills and abilities in a practical, hands-on environment 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 be working from home.

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 and then click this link to encrypt & upload your documents securely:

  1. Evidence of an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) diagnosis. Evidence could be a Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.
  2. Proof of Australian Citizenship. Accepted documents include the following:
  • Australian Birth Certificate, Current Australian Passport, or Certificate of Australian Citizenship
Key Actions Date
Applications Open 9am, 1st September 2020
Applications Close 2pm, 29th September
Notification to attend pre-selection Workshop Tuesday 6th October
Pre-Selection Workshop Dates Monday 12th – Wednesday 14th October
Notification to attend Program From 12pm on Friday 16th October
Workshop and Assessment Program From 9:30am on Monday 26th October – Friday 13th November
Successful candidates commence employment January/February 2021

More information:

We look forward to receiving your applications. If you have any questions you are welcome to contact: Kate Halpin: or Polly Harding