Scotland’s tech companies ‘missing out’ on neurodivergent talent – FutureScot


Scotland’s tech companies are ‘missing out’ on people who display neurodivergent talents such as those with autism, according to the national skills agency.

IT firms should do more to recruit people who have a range of conditions with accompanying skillsets that are often are well-suited to computing roles, including pattern recognition and memory recall.

More than 13,000 digital technology jobs need to be filled each year, and Skills Development Scotland believes neurodivergent people have the talent and abilities to plug the widening skills gap.

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