Championing Neurodiversity in Construction
As part of our commitment to reducing the socioeconomic skills gap, we partnered with UK charity ThinkForward to create a neurodiverse work experience program.
The 10–week virtual learning programme was tailored to the students taking part, accommodating preferences for different kinds of learning and interaction.
Students were asked to ‘build their own house’, each week engaging with different Multiplex people to develop their ideas, and hearing from our neurodiverse employees about their careers in construction and the challenges they have overcome.
Following the success of our first two programs, we have committed to running virtual programs every year and have begun piloting an in–person program with a group of students nearby to our One Leadenhall project.
“It was obvious to me how much the young people engaged, developed their understanding and enjoyed participating. It is a big success story”, Sean Porter, Think Forward.