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Meet Amin

"Without the help and support of my advisor Elias and the Love London Working programme, I would not be in work right now."

Amin Case Study ImageAmin Ebyan is an A2Dominion resident who was out of work for nearly a year when he heard about the Love London Working project from Elias Osman during a conversation in the Ealing Office reception. Amin was keen to get back into work and registered for the programme the following week. He was quickly supported by Elias to update and tailor his CV for a potential cleaning role. He sent this to an agency in Heathrow and was offered an interview. Elias supported him with fares to get to his interview and Amin did very well by securing the job. He started the job just 4 weeks after registering for Love London Working. To help him to a great start in his new job Amin also received one month travel from Love London Working and safety boots which were a requirement for his role.

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Meet Marie

I'm really happy. I am now gaining valuable experience and want to use this to progress up the career ladder.

Before I started on the Love London Working programme, I had just finished a 2 year media course. I was trying to get into admin but had no experience and didn’t know how to go about it. I heard about the programme through my mother who as a resident was already engaged with A2Dominion. I was invited for a meeting with one of the advisors Elias Osman who spoke with me about how the programme could be of benefit to me. I registered on the same day and Elias arranged for me to attend several training workshops on CV, interview skills and motivation. At the end of the training courses my confidence grew and I was being put forward for job opportunities by Elias. An opportunity came up soon after for a fixed term reception job at Ealing Council through Love London Working. I was really keen and Elias was able to arrange an interview for me. I ended up getting the job and I'm really happy. I am now gaining valuable experience and want to use this to progress up the career ladder. I am thankful to A2Dominion and the Love London Working team.

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Meet Hannah

"I’m really grateful to the Love London Working team for this opportunity."

Before starting on the Love London Working  programme, Hannah was unemployed, on benefits and unsuccessful with jobs that she applied for. Hannah was referred to the Love London Working by her housing officer at A2Dominion as she had fallen behind on rent and utitlity bills which lead to a build up of arrears. After meeting with her advisor and assessing her situation, her advisor helped her with training, job searching and applications. Upon completing this Hannah was offered an entry level business admin position for Ealing Council. "This opportunity has given me the chance to build experience in the admin sector. I’m gaining valuable transferable skills for my CV which will make me more employable in the future. I’m really grateful to the Love London Working team for this opportunity."

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Meet Lisa

'I can't say thank you enough to you all ... without Love London Working I wouldn't be where I am now'

After not being in work for 14 years Lisa felt very low on confidence and did not feel that she had enough experience to get back into work. Her advisor Rob suggested that she should take up a work placement with the Love London Working team. Lisa gained lots of great skills from the placement and was able to secure a role that suits her. She is now working as a Kitchen Assistant on hours that can work around her childcare.  

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Meet Neil

"Meeting Dawna through Love London Working has really changed my life. She has helped me grow with confidence and show all those people that thought I wouldn’t be able to be a coach that dreams can come true."

"Being born at 24 weeks means that I have learning disabilities, but that hasn’t stopped me functioning in mainstream society. Disclosing that I’m disabled can be hard sometimes because I don’t want to be treated any differently, it can also make things harder to understand so I have to take my time. It’s because of my learning disability that I’ve found it hard to find and keep a job that suits me. Last year, I was put in touch with Mitcham Job Centre who found me a job in hospitality – I should have disclosed my disability as I found that I was put forward for all types of jobs that weren’t suitable for me because I couldn’t keep up with the work. I started to feel down by this point, all I wanted to do was work in an industry that I liked. I started to feel like if there was another person, without disabilities, doing my job they would be given the chance and support to make their job a success. Mitcham Job Centre started to realise that I needed some extra support so they put me forward for a workshop with Wandle. That’s where I met Dawna. She was Wandle’s Love London Working advisor, which means that she can help people, who often face barriers, find work. I immediately felt comfortable disclosing my disability to Dawna and started to open up about myself – my hopes, dreams, and aspirations. I love football and have always wanted to be a football coach but knew that I needed to start off with getting basic qualifications, so Dawna recommended that go to South Thames Colleague. I did, and passed my English and Maths level two. Getting that pass result started to make me feel confident – like I could actually achieve things. Dawna looked beyond my disability and saw the potential that I have. She is so supportive and always likes to know how I’m doing or how she can help me further. After passing my English and Maths, I decided to apply to the FA to be assessed as a football coach. I finally got an email back from Anthony Ferguson (top coaching mentor) – I jumped at the chance. I wasn’t nervous on the day of my assessment because I have worked with my players every Saturday for a number of years and Anthony told me to be confident and relax. I disclosed by disability to the FA and they were just as supportive as Dawna. I got some really great feedback from Anthony, he told me that he liked the way I gave the players detailed info and taught them about team work and communication. He also liked the way I managed to enthuse the team. I felt like I was on cloud nine. But my good news doesn’t stop there – a few weeks later I got a job at the Little Foxes Club, where I coach children aged from 18 months through to pre-schoolers and up to 14 years. I love it! I feel really good about myself and am learning new communication skills because I have to really simplify the language I use with the children. Meeting Dawna through Love London Working has really changed my life. She has helped me grow with confidence and show all those people that thought I wouldn’t be able to be a coach that dreams can come true."

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Meet Carol

“I was low on confidence and didn’t know where to find the support I needed. The Love London Working project has been great and the support I’ve received has been brilliant.”

A “whole new world of opportunity” has been opened up to Carol Olushoga since she joined the Love London Working programme. Life had been “very hard” for Carol beforehand; she felt low about her career prospects, was claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance (JSA) and struggling to find work. She found support through her housing association, AmicusHorizon, who signed her up to the Love London Working programme and set her on the right track to employment Carol said: “I was low on confidence and didn’t know where to find the support I needed. The Love London Working project has been great and the support I’ve received has been brilliant.” Carol was given one-to-one support to work out the career path she wanted to take, and her confidence started to build as she saw light at the end of the tunnel. With a clearer picture of what Carol wanted to achieve, staff on the Love London Programme spoke to different employers. Her advisor has been working with HATS (Healthcare and Transport Services) - one of the UK’s leading specialist transport service providers – who had a job opportunity as a Passenger Assistant. The Love London Working team thought this was the ideal position for Carol and arranged and prepared her for an interview. Carol’s enthusiasm impressed HATS so much that they immediately agreed to enrol her on their Safer Recruitment Programme! She’s now responsible for the safe transit, to and from school, of young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. One parent said: “Carol escorted my son to school and I have found her to be polite, presentable and also caring towards my son who was very comfortable with her.”  Carol added: “I’d always wanted to work in the care sector, but never explored working with children and didn’t even know these jobs existed until I started working with Love London Working. I’m feeling very positive about the future. It’s been a great year so far for me and hopefully it will continue. I’m grateful to AmicusHorizon. It’s fantastic to see they provide their residents with employment support to help them through hard times. And thank you to HATS, who are a great organisation. They’ve made me feel at ease and provided me with brilliant training.”

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Meet Suleiman

''From that first meeting, we had that connection. Josh helped me build up my confidence"

Suleiman was out of work for a little while before he found out about the Love London Working programme. Struggling with being unable to financially support himself, he felt that nothing was going right in his life. Upon registering with the programme, Suleiman attended workshops, and one to one sessions with his advisor Josh, which helped him to regain confidence and further develop his skills to return to work.

Suleiman now works as an administrative assistant at Love London Working partner AmicusHorizon.

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Meet Foloshade

'I thought I'd never go back to work again ... but now I have the job that I really wanted to do!'

Having being diagnosed with cancer and having to leave her last job, Foloshade was at rock bottom. She got in touch with the programme and her advisor Esther provided her with the courage to get the job that she wanted. Foloshade now works as a phlebotomist for the NHS.

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Meet Seb

"I had the pleasure of working along side some of the Affinity Sutton employment support team and the enthusiasm and involvement they have in getting people employed is encouraging.”

SebSeb had finished University with a foundation degree in Digital Media Technologies. unable to source any work he started claiming Universal Credit. He met with Janine, one of our Employment Engagement Officers, at a job fair which took place at Bromley Job Centre.  Seb was not aware that as an Affinity Sutton resident we could offer him assistance with getting into work and signed up to Love London Working Programme. After a short conversation about Sebastian’s working background and aims; Janine presented him with a graduate work placement as an Assistant Researcher. He applied for the placement and after an interview Sebastian was offered an eight week placement; during which time we were able to offer further support and gave Sebastian an opportunity to develop his skills whilst at work. Sebastian’s employer was so impressed with his work that they offered him paid employment on a temporary contract to be reviewed after four weeks. So far he has continued to impress and his contract has been renewed with his employer who are now seeking to offer. Seb had this to say about the Love London Working Programme: “I didn’t even know Affinity Sutton offered employment support until I met Janine at the jobs fair. I was hoping to get a job working at a computer for a housing association at best. When I started my work placement I was very grateful that it was local and something IT based that I could put on my CV so that I could get away from retail in the future. Now I am working for people that value my work and they are looking into getting me more work in different areas. I also have the pleasure of working along side some of the Affinity Sutton employment support team and the enthusiasm and involvement they have in getting people employed is encouraging.”

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Meet Julie

'Working with Esther was so easy, we went through my CV and it was fantastic compared to what I had before ... I found looking for work difficult and challenging but Esther didn't see it as a problem'

Julie studied at the University of Greenwich on an Education Studies program to try and kickstart her career in teaching. Unfortunately, she missed out on passing the exam and did not know how she would be able to continue to pursue this career path. She then attended the Cotmandene Centre in St. Mary's Cray, where Love London Working advisor Esther runs weekly sessions. They went through her CV and worked on how it could be improved and Esther also helped with her applications for jobs to make her stand out. After a number of applications and interviews, Julie secured a job working at a local Montessori school. She is now looking forward to what the future will bring in her teaching career.  

 

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Meet Nancy

'I’d like to thank the Love London Working team, not only for their guidance, but for also arranging childcare so that I could attend my placement.'

Nancy-KiakuNancy Kiaku, a 36-year-old job-seeker, has been taken on as a catering worker as part of the Love London Working programme in partnership with Tottenham Hotspur Football Club. Nancy, originally from the Republic of Congo in Africa, landed the job after a three-day voluntary work placement at the White Hart Lane club. Nancy, who has lived in Haringey for 13 years and been studying a range of subjects including hairdressing, beauty and fashion textiles. 'I’m really pleased to have a regular income once again and be in a position to support my family. The course is really helpful and has not only enabled me to improve my interview skills and prepare a better CV, but it has also improved my confidence. I’d like to thank the Love London Working team, not only for their guidance, but for also arranging childcare so that I could attend my placement. I’m really grateful that Tottenham Football Club has placed its faith in me and I’m now ready to build a career in catering.' Nancy took part in weekly one-to-one sessions at Coombes Croft Library, in Tottenham High Road with her advisor from the Clarion Group, Saeed Jama. Saeed said that: “Through the Love London Working programme we’re uncovering a wealth of untapped talent in and around Haringey. The one-to-one approach enables us to focus on the individual and create a unique support package that’s tailored to their needs.”  

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Meet Jamie

It’s been really useful learning in a multi-trade environment.

Jamie - Love London WorkingSouthern Housing Group helped Love London Working candidate Jamie get ready for a new career in multi-trade construction, through a traineeship with Breyer Group. Jamie, 22, spent four weeks with Breyer Group. He worked alongside Breyer operatives undertaking responsive works in customers’ homes and communal areas, including roof tiling, plastering, felt roofing, and other repair work. He said: “My experience included a good mixture of everything. Sometimes I had the chance to work on my own, especially when a job involved bricklaying principles, which I’d had experience with. “My day began around 8am when we’d be sent an overview of all the jobs needed to be done that day, and go through any particular issues. I’d then be assigned someone to work with for the day, and we’d work our way through each job according to location. “It’s been really useful learning in a multi-trade environment. I’d never done roofing before, which was probably the trickiest part because there’s a lot of health and safety involved. I once had to get onto four story high scaffolding which was shaky at first, but it definitely improved my fear of heights! “I really enjoyed my role – sometimes a bit too much! – because I like moving around a lot, being in a different environment, and doing different things. One day I plan to own my own house, so being able to fix things myself will come in really handy. “I would advise people to take any traineeship opportunities they can get. Most places are looking for experienced candidates and they want you to be able to show that you’re committed, and my time with Breyer has definitely helped me with that.” Jamie is currently applying for a full time, multi-trade role with Breyer, and should hear back soon if he’s successful. Regardless of the outcome, the Love London Working team will be on hand to help him find the right role.

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Meet Sakina

'Being deaf does not prevent me from working. Love London Working has helped me develop my skills.'

Sakina is profoundly deaf and required help finding work. Struggling with confidence, Sakina was given one to one support to help develop her skills which included building the perfect CV and interview skills practice. In addition Sakina was awarded the opportunity to attend a customer service course, where she developed skills in communicating with customers which helped further in building her confidence to equip her for the workplace.

Sakina shared that being deaf does not prevent her from working. She has a voice and wants to prove to the world that the deaf are not silent. With the help of her Love London Working advisor, Lionne, she has now secured employment as a stock room assistant in the department store Debenhams.

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Meet Brandon

I think this is brilliant. I was petrified at first, but now when I look back, I laugh at how nervous I was.

Brandon Burgher | Love London Working - Success StoriesBrandon is 16, with autistic tendencies and ADHD. He lives in a single parent household with his mother and sister. Brandon struggled at school, and as a result, underachieved at GCSE level. When Brandon enrolled on to the Love London Working programme, he was extremely shy, very nervous, and reluctant to speak.  He was accompanied by his grandfather, and was happy for him to speak on his behalf. After attending a series of one to one sessions with the Employment Skills Advisor (ESA), Brandon’s confidence began to grow with both the ESA, and the surroundings. They discussed both work and apprenticeships, and Brandon decided that the best route for him was to go straight into employment. In order to further develop Brandon’s confidence, and to motivate him to be independent, the ESA encouraged Brandon to attend Love London Working sessions without his grandfather. This was a major step for Brandon, and he was very proud when he came to the centre without his grandfather, for the first time. A further appointment was made for Brandon to attend job search sessions and interview skills. Brandon continued to grow in confidence and with support from the Love London Working team, gained an interview with Iceland Supermarket, and was subsequently employed as a Sales Assistant. During the follow up interview, Brandon said: “I think this is brilliant, and a really good way to meet people.  After three weeks I was put on the tills, and although I was really nervous, I was surprised that I could do it.  I was petrified when I first came to Love London Working, but now I realise that if more people came, they would be more confident and gain skills to get a job.  I’m so happy at Iceland, that now when I look back, I laugh at how nervous I was.

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Meet Anna

I was so intrigued and decided to come along. I enjoyed everything about today.

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Meet Joynul

"The team there were good as they pushed me to do new things that I hadn't done before"

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Meet Victoria

“I was desperate to stop relying on benefits. Now I have my own money and I am taking control."

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Meet Jan

'I really appreciate the support I received, right up to when I signed the contract for my new job, and beyond'

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Meet Veronica

'I was helped here in so many ways ... you did everything to help me get the job'

Veronica felt that her age was a considerable barrier to her getting back into work which made her feel very down, but her advisor Dennis did not think this was an issue.

Dennis made sure that she believed she could get a job and this positivity lifted her spirits which made her determined to get into work. She built up her confidence, went on a computer training course and received some support in building up her CV.

After putting the work in with Dennis, Veronica did not feel that her age was an issue and got the job that she was looking for!

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Meet Kenneth

"I thought I would have a lot of obstacles. My confidence is back and I'm happy."

Kenneth was unemployed for over 12 years after being made redundant from his previous employer. Struggling to find work and someone to help him in his circumstance Kenneth was then referred to Love London Working where he met his advisor Godfred. Tackling the barriers to employment, Kenneth and Godfred worked together to ensure that he was ready to return to the work. A series of sessions which included interview preparations, CV workshops and training. After discussing possible career paths Kenneth decided on working within security. With no experience in this field, Godfred referred Kenneth to the Love London Working SIA training programme where he would develop and learn the skills needed for security. After 3 weeks on the SIA training course Kenneth completed his training, gaining his qualification and receiving his SIA badge. "I thought I would have a lot of obstacles. Godfred not only helped me get my SIA badge, to then sourcing work for me. I met some great people during my SIA training and I'm learning more at work. I have no complaints, my confidence is back and I'm happy." Since registering with Love London Working, Kenneth has now secured employment within Airport security and is now more confident and happy with his job and within himself.

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