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Autism at Work Program

Providing support to candidates on the autism spectrum during the hiring process.

Bring everything you are and become everything you want.

At SAP, we don’t ask our employees to change what makes them unique, we embrace it. We want our employees to know they can be themselves at work and that we value their authentic identities.

Autism at Work

SAP’s groundbreaking Autism at Work program, launched in 2013, leverages the unique abilities and perspectives of colleagues on the spectrum to foster innovation as SAP helps customers become intelligent enterprises. The program taps into an underutilized talent source by reducing barriers of entry so that qualified individuals can fully develop their potential.

Hear from our colleagues

Nico’s Story

Reduce processing times for complex, cross-company invoices from three days to 20 minutes? It’s possible with a new tool that was developed by Nicolas Neumann, winner of the Hasso Plattner Founders’ Award 2019 and part of SAP’s Autism at Work program.

Asha's Story

Meet Asha, an SAP Labs software tester in Bangalore, India. Finding a career that fit her skills and as an individual on the spectrum was not easy, and Asha was rejected from multiple jobs by employers who did not know anything about autism. Read on to find out how she did not let this rejection crush her spirit, how she has found her niche as part of SAP’s Autism at Work program, and about her advocacy work for young adults with special needs.

SAP Autism at Work Argentina

Let’s make the world run better by working together. SAP Autism at Work Argentina inspires us all during the challenging times the world is facing with a vision of a brighter future.

Considering SAP’s Autism at Work program? Here’s what to expect:

We’re proud to have an incredibly diverse and vibrant workforce – full of unique individuals with different backgrounds and experiences. The Autism at Work program provides support to candidates on the spectrum during the hiring process, and offers a variety of resources to facilitate the success of the employee once they are on the job.

Throughout the application process, we want to get to know you and ensure you have the opportunity to shine. Sound like a place you want to work? Here’s how to apply and join SAP:

Tell us you’re interested

  • Apply directly to any open role that fits your skillset and career interests!
  • Candidates located in Germany, Czech Republic, Brazil, and Argentina may choose to apply to country-specific Autism at Work requisitions in order to be contacted directly by the relevant local Autism at Work team. After a discussion, the next step is to apply to open roles.
  • Candidates located in other countries can start a similar process by contacting our global team at this email: autism_at_work@sap.com.
  • Due to personal privacy, resumes should only be submitted when explicitly asked for by the SAP Careers systems when actively applying to a role.

Show us what you can do

  • When applying, make sure your resume is up to date and contains any information that could benefit your candidacy by demonstrating your skills. Include previous work experience, education, volunteer work, and other interests outside of work that have transferable skills. Hobbies or passions may also help your application stand out and demonstrate useful skills in non-standard ways.

What is available for you

  • SAP is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and to providing reasonable accommodations. Discuss your accommodation or assistance needs with your recruiter so the interview process can be adjusted accordingly. Reasonable accommodations can be provided. Accommodations in association with the Autism at Work program have included a technical skill demonstration, portfolio showcase format, and interview topics shared in advance, among other adjustments.

Join our team

  • New hires are introduced to the SAP support circle including an Autism at Work buddy, mentor, and coach. We partner closely with specialized third-party experts to ensure a smooth integration experience and to improve the overall employee experience. 
  • If at first you don't succeed, stay positive, keep developing yourself, and continue applying to open roles!

What do we look for in a candidate?

Fascinated by new and emerging technology – and excited to suggest new ideas that disrupt the typical way of thinking.

Openness to new work experiences. Thrives when working across cultures and boundaries.

Ready and willing to take on new challenges. Enthusiastic and optimistic – while still asking critical questions.

Tips for applying

Show the real you within your application

Bring everything you are and let your application shine by including your goals, volunteer experience, relevant courses and projects to enhance your skills, and even your masterful Guitar Hero skills. Hobbies and passions help you stand out, but make sure you are ready to explain how they relate to work (not every hobby should be listed).

Make sure your application documents show your career interests

Help us get to know you by including jobs (for, example developer or data analyst) or areas of specialization (for example, machine learning) that pique your interest within your cover letter. Check to see that your career-relevant skills and abilities (including transferable skills) and achievements are easily found in your resume or clearly described in your cover letter before applying. If you've done something awesome, tell us about it!

Engage your support network

Your family, friends, and others may help you improve your application documents or prepare for upcoming discussions with hiring managers.

Awards

The Autism at Work program was recognized by the “Camara de Diputados” (Chamber of Deputies of the Argentinian Congress) - 2017

The Brandon Hall Group awarded SAP four golds for Autism at Work in the Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Strategy category in 2016.

The Brandon Hall Group awarded SAP four golds for Autism at Work in the Best Advance in Talent Acquisition Strategy category in 2016.

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Life at SAP

We go to great lengths to ensure you have every opportunity to succeed – in your own way. Flourish in an environment that encourages free expression, collaboration, individuality, and diversity. Learn how we operate, innovate, work, play, and give back – to make sure we’re the right fit for you.

Career development

Combine your talents with SAP opportunities to create an amazing career. We’ll be your biggest cheerleaders and provide you with the development tools, training, and support you need to turn your career dreams into reality.

Benefits

People who do great work deserve great support. That’s why we care about building a culture of flexibility, learning, and belonging. At SAP, you can customize your benefits experience to meet your personal and professional needs and support a healthy and sustainable lifestyle.

*Acceptance to the Autism at Work program does not guarantee a job.

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