DXC Dandelion Program

An award-winning program connecting neurodiverse people with meaningful employment, and helping workplaces fill IT skills gaps.

About the Program

Neurodiverse people, such as those on the autism spectrum, or who have dyslexia or ADHD, often have an extraordinary capacity for visual thinking, accuracy and attention to detail.  These are invaluable skills in the IT industry, particularly in areas such as cybersecurity or data analytics.

Established in 2014, the DXC Dandelion Program embraces, supports and expands the skills of neurodiverse people to help them secure long-term, fulfilling IT careers.

As a result, DXC customers and partners are given access to highly skilled team members with strong technical capability, to meet their IT needs.

Backed by global research and designed in collaboration with neurodiverse people, the DXC Dandelion Program provides:

  • A unique selection and recruitment process
  • Work experience programs
  • Organisational change programs (including workplace awareness training)
  • Tailored employment programs
  • On-site holistic support frameworks

Program Benefits


retention rate of employed program participants


increase in productivity reported by customers


job satisfaction reported by neurodiverse people


of participating workplaces offer permanent postions to neurodiverse people after program conclusion


co-workers say the program doesn’t add any additional overhead work

Competitive Advantage

workplaces report a competitive advantage since developing a neurodiverse workforce

Technology Partnerships

As a leading Fortune 500 technology services company with a global ecosystem of technology alliance partners, neurodiverse people are provided with broad education pathways and career progression opportunities

Program Impact

Fill IT skill gaps
organisations fill IT skill gaps and gain highly intelligent, dedicated and innovative team members
Job Security
neurodiverse people secure fulfilling long-term IT careers in supportive and inclusive workplaces
neurodiverse people employed across Australia
invested in neurodiversity and mental health research
organisations accessing our open-sourced tools
neurodiversity hubs established with universities and research partners

DXC Dandelion Program Awards

  • 2020 iTnews Benchmark Awards: Diversity Project of the Year for 2019
  • 2019 NAB Supplier Awards: Diversity, Inclusion and Sustainability
  • 2019 ACS Digital Disruptors Awards: Skills Transformation of Work Teams
  • 2019 ACS South Australian Young Professional of the Year
  • 2019 ACS Digital Disruptors Awards: Young Professional of the Year – Gold Disruptor
  • 2018 ISG ANZ Paragon Awards – Impact category
  • 2017 ACT Chief Minister’s Award for Excellence and Inclusion in Business
  • 2017 AAGE Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards: Will Spensley Memorial Award
  • 2017 AIIA iAwards South Australia: Community Services
  • 2015 AIIA iAwards ACT: Inclusion and Community
  • 2015 Asia Pacific Autism Conference: Outstanding Service in the Autism Spectrum Field
  • 2015 Amaze Community Awards: Excellence in Business Leadership

Some of our technology, industry and research partners

Life Sherpa
Olga Tennison
Roim Rachok
La Trobe University
Autism CRC
JP Morgan

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