BeyondAutism - Outsourced Recruitment

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BeyondAutism is a non-profit organisation committed to driving positive change in autism education. They offer specialised educational services from pre-school up to age 25.

The Challenge & Solution

BeyondAutism were experiencing significant recruitment challenges, primarily in hiring and retaining Teaching and Learning Practitioners & Mentors across the organisation.

High reliance on recruitment agencies was financially unsustainable, compounded by a high turnover rate. The existing recruitment function lacked resources, leading to a limited candidate pipeline, long cycle times and high dropout rates.


In December 2023, BeyondAutism partnered with Cohesion to outsource recruitment of Teaching and Learning Practitioners & Mentors across all Schools, Early Years Services and Post-19 Provision.

Our team worked closely with each service to fully understand their individual needs and differences with mainstream education, allowing candidates to be pre-screened and briefed with precision. Proactive sourcing methods have been implemented to widen the candidate pipeline and increase diversity. Alongside candidate quality improvements, BeyondAutism benefit from a best practice recruitment process that complies with Ofsted and Department of Education regulations.


The partnership has produced significant improvements by month four, including:

Candidate Feedback

100% of respondents described high levels of satisfaction with the recruitment process. Candidates noted they were more likely to recommend BeyondAutism as an employer due to their positive recruitment experience.

Client feedback

“The team at Cohesion truly understands our unique needs and challenges. Their personalised approach, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence have been evident throughout our partnership. They have gone above and beyond to ensure that each candidate is thoroughly screened, leading to successful placements delivering truly passionate people that have significantly enhanced our schools and services.”

Jackie O’Dwyer, Talent and Acquisition Manager

“I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Cohesion. They have been professional from start to finish. The quality of candidates has been great and it has transformed our school back to a quality education provider.”

Head of School

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