We create an inclusive workplace for neurodivergent people to undertake professional spatial data services. Since 2020, ASA has provided career pathways in the Geospatial and Engineering professions for over 150 young neurodivergent adults via our analyst roles, most of whom have had no prior experience.
80% of our team identifies as being neurodivergent. We are committed to creating a supportive workplace where everyone feels valued so they can reach their full potential. We take a human-centred approach, understanding and leveraging each person’s strengths, interests and needs (see our CEO Geoff Smith talk about this more at TEDx).
Junior Data Analyst roles are not usually advertised, but we welcome applications for any of our offices at any time. Please click the link below to submit your application.
We use sophisticated technologies such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Computer Aided Design (CAD), Building Information Modelling (BIM) and Machine Learning.
Our diverse projects range from infrastructure (roads, rail, energy, defence bases, NBN), government (resources, travel advice) and environmental (carbon sequestration assets, koala conservation and coral reef restoration).
“I love the variety of work and I love applying my brainpower and have it potentially benefit ASA. ASA has the most genuine management which allows me to have greater confidence. I feel freed from the shame cycle of Centrelink and feel like ASA has allowed me to maintain and enhance my job prospects.”
“The hours were flexible, the team and management were friendly and helpful, the project work was the right balance of engaging, and challenging. I was always learning something new, and I felt capable to scale up my workload/complexity as well as transfer the skills I had learnt onto other projects… I learnt a lot of diverse and transferable skills not just professionally but also personally. Having a steady stream of income helped me form a budget and move out of home and become more independent. ASA pushes you to aim big, they foster your potential, and it always pays off. They gave me confidence in my abilities to lead and support many different internal projects during my time there.”
“Thank you all for employing my son! I've sat on the sidelines since he commenced. As his mother, I have wanted to sing your praises and shout from the rooftops! You've not only provided my son with meaningful employment and a sense of self. I see him wanting fulfilment and experiencing other things beyond the home and work. Sincerely, I applaud whatever it is that you do. I've seen him blossom from where he was a year ago. Thank you for all ASA has afforded my son and all other young people in his position. Your social enterprise is above and beyond.”
“ASA is an incredibly rewarding place to work. For me, work is more than delivering successful spatial data service projects to our clients. It is supporting our team to learn new skills and grow in confidence as spatial data analysts in the workplace. Even on the hard days (which exist in any job!), it is so easy to find a positive story of the impact we are making every day. I cannot overstate how fulfilling it is to work for such an exciting company that is driven to create such a positive impact in our community!”
“I have seen the lives of my jobseekers transformed by working at ASA. A neurodiverse recruitment process, stable employment and ongoing acceptance of their neurodiversity in the workplace has helped them succeed. As an autistic adult myself, I love seeing these opportunities made available for my jobseekers.”
Geographic Information Systems, or GIS, is software and database that stores, manages, analyses, edits, outputs, and visualises geographic data. If you’ve used Google Maps, you have used GIS! You can find out more information on GIS at National Geographic and esri.
Digital Engineering uses technology to design, create, operate, and maintain physical assets like buildings and tunnels in 3D. You may have heard the term ‘digital twin’, which is an electronic representation of a physical asset like a building or power station.