Neurodiversity: Taking control and winning the middle ground

Making the system work

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Rob Davies of the Diversity Project’s neurodiversity workstream
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Rob Davies of the Diversity Project’s neurodiversity workstream

A few weeks ago, an ex-colleague of my partner got in touch, asking for guidance on how her recently graduated son John (not his real name) could get a start in finance. 

On any measure, John's CV is outstanding: first-class degree in mathematics and French from a top-ranked university; A-star student and prefect at school; and an active participant in social and community clubs. Exactly the kind of young person financial institutions want to recruit. Or so you would think.  Unfortunately, these achievements and qualities counted for nothing when John was going through the interview process for graduate schemes. Put on the spot and asked left-field questions that seemingly had nothing to do with the jobs he was applying for, John struggled to find the ans...

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