PwC Australia is one such employer that understands the potential of employees on the autism spectrum and have partnered with Specialisterne to commence the PwC Dandelion Program. PwC values the mutual benefits to both the incoming candidates sourced through the Dandelion Program and the benefits the great many skills and abilities people on the autism spectrum can offer in their critical Cyber and Forensics related services.

We thank you for your interest in applying for a position as a Cyber Professional at PwC Melbourne. Please see below information about the roles available and an explanation of the recruitment process with Specialisterne Australia.
The role
Title of role: Associate (61) Cyber Security Professional
Duties include:
  • Undertake threat & vulnerability services including web application penetration tests, internal network penetration tests, and vulnerability management services
  • Provide input and recommendations for reporting, liaise with and present to both technical and non-technical stakeholders

Number of roles available: 3
Location of roles: PWC Melbourne, 2 Riverside Quay, Southbank, VIC.

Applicant requirements:
  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • 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 the right to work in Australia
  • Ideally possess a bachelor's degree or TAFE qualification in Information Technology, Computer Science, Data Analytics, Cyber Security or similarly related discipline OR have real-world experience in practical application of Cyber Security practices
  • An understanding of computer programming languages such as Python, C++, Java or others will be highly regarded
  • Should live within (or are willing to relocate on a permanent basis to) a daily commutable distance of Melbourne CBD
  • All candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an Australian Government Working Clearance
  • Must be able to attend a 1-day Candidate Pre-Screening Workshop during the week of Monday, May 7th and if successful attend in full a 3-week PwC/Specialisterne Training and Assessment phase beginning 14th May and continuing until Friday, June 1st
The application process

Step 1 of application process
Send an email to including the following two things:
  • A letter of application, CV or resume OR a document of any format that lets us know about any experience (paid or unpaid), interests and skills you have related to the advertised roles is OK. 
  • Evidence of a positive ASD or Asperger’s Syndrome diagnosis i.e., Diagnostic Assessment or a letter from a treating medical practitioner.

Step 2 of application process
Complete this survey.
Applications close at 2pm on Thursday 3rd May, 2018. All applicants will be contacted and advised of the outcome by 5pm on 4th May, 2018. Following the completion of these two steps the applicant will:
  • Receive an acknowledgement of the receipt of their application within 48 hours, during normal working days.

The recruitment process

Please note: Applications are open for individuals who are on the autism spectrum. Any individual aged 18 years or older with a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, Asperger’s disorder, PDD-NOS, or Autistic disorder may apply.

Stage 1 of recruitment process
This application (including Step 1 and Step 2 as above).
Stage 2 of recruitment process
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to attend and participate in a one-day informational workshop in Melbourne, which will be held during the week beginning Monday 7th May.
  • All applicants who complete the workshops will be contacted and advised of the outcome of the workshops and if they have been selected to move onto the next stage of the process by 5pm on Thursday, May 10th.
  • Those applicants who have not been successful in being offered a place in the next stage will also be notified of this from 5pm on Thursday, 10th May.
Stage 3 of recruitment process
  • Those applicants who have been offered a place in the next stage will be  invited to participate in a three-week training and assessment program onsite at PwC Melbourne. This will form the last stage of the training and assessment process for employment with PwC Melbourne.
  • The training and assessment program will be held from the week beginning Monday 14th May, concluding on Friday 1st June.
  • All attendees of the assessment will be advised of the outcome of their application by 6pm Tuesday, 5th June.
  • Successful applicants can expect formal notification of offers of employment with PwC from Wednesday, 6th June.
Applicants at any stage who are not successful in being offered a position, will be contacted by a member of the Specialisterne team in the weeks following the conclusion of the 3-week training and assessment program to discuss the outcome of their application.

Specialisterne Australia offers an alternative for people with autism to connect with employers who recognise the valuable contributions and talents that people on the autism spectrum can bring to their organisations. We offer a tailored workshop and assessment program whereby applicants can demonstrate, in a practical, hands-on environment, their skills and abilities directly to employers.

We are looking forward to receiving your applications. If you have any questions prior to the application closing date, please contact Georgie Walker ( or Vicky Little ( from Specialisterne.