Computershare, a leading financial services provider, is helping an Edinburgh resident with learning disabilities to achieve his dream job.
Karl Levy, who has Asperger syndrome and dyslexia, is working as an apprentice operations analyst at Computershare’s city-based Leven House.
Computershare supports Karl with specialist equipment and training, while his co-workers are being taught how to communicate effectively with people with Asperger syndrome and dyslexia.
Mark McDougall, Global CIO at Computershare, said: “Computershare is an equal opportunities employer that takes its responsibility to nurture all talent extremely seriously, and we are delighted that Karl is progressing well.”
Karl said: “The team is very supportive of my needs and how I work. I know I can ask my team leads for support and help if I need it.
“I have dreams of becoming an experienced analyst in years to come, so have a great opportunity with Computershare.”
Karl was recruited with the support of the leading disability, employment and skills specialist Remploy which Computershare has been working with since 2017 to attract people with disabilities.
Computershare’s Leven House deals with IT operations and investor services. Its employees, along with those at a second temporary site at St Andrew Square, are due to move to a new, purpose-designed office in the city in the Spring.