Monday 06 March 2023

*UKHotViewsExtra* DXC looks to make a difference

DXCI caught up recently with DXC Technology’s EMEA President, Chris Halbard, who was on an emotional high following Manchester United’s thrilling 2-1 Europa League victory against Barcelona at Old Trafford. As well as Halbard being a lifelong fan of the Red Devils, DXC is also major supporter of the club and the company’s investment is looking increasingly shrewd as the fortunes of one of the biggest global sports brands continues to improve.

Regardless of the recent European footballing success of Manchester United, it was actually another area close to his heart that I most wanted to speak to Chris Halbard about. Specifically, DXC Technology’s innovative Dandelion Programme, an inclusive employment project focused on neurodiversity. The concept of neurodiversity is based on the principle that some differences in brain function are simply natural variations and should be recognised as such, rather than seen as disabilities. 

Following a one-year pilot, the DXC Dandelion Programme was officially launched in the UK in October 2022 and focuses on providing opportunities in the workplace and support for neurodivergent individuals. The initiative was first trialled by the company in Australia and New Zealand and now, following the success of the DXC Dandelion Programme in those territories, it has been expanded across Europe and APAC. The scheme has been designed to help people with autism, ADHD, dyslexia and other neurological conditions to establish careers within the IT industry.

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Posted by Jon C Davies at '08:34'