Employment Success Stories

Three photos of a young man at work in an Itsu sushi resturant

Barclays gives £100,000 to my AFK

The Barclays 100×100 UK COVID-19 Community Relief Fund has given £100,000 to Hornsey-based charity AFK–Working With Disability (formerly Action For Kids).

Kerone is looking at the camera smiling whilst shining shoes

Kerone’s smiling big at Cosprop

Kerone came to my AFK with the hopes of finding an employer who was willing to remove the barriers he faced to employment. He secured a job at Cosprop.

collage of young people at work

Celebrating Learning Disability Week 2019

To celebrate Learning Disability Week, we’re sharing some of our favourite success stories from our Life and Work Programme at my AFK.

Three photos of a young man at work in an Itsu sushi resturant

Nathan’s on a roll with his new job!

Nathan has successfully completed a work trial at Itsu and secured a permanent work contract! Read more about his journey in this blog post.

Young man wearing bright yellow jacket smiling in a supermarket

‘I don’t think employers see what disabled people can do’

In the first of a two-part series, jobseekers with disabilities describe the hassles and heartache of finding work.

Young man sitting at a computer desk at a law firm

Nirav at top law firm!

As part of my AFK’s Life & Work training curriculum, trainees are matched with employers for work placements.

AFK Trainee Jermaine with his new colleagues at Schroders.

“It’s great!”

As part of our Life & Work programme, Jermaine has been gaining work skills and completed work placements at Sainsbury’s and a top law firm.

Trainee at work

Adam impresses employers and secures a work placement

Adam did so well in a mock interview with Citadines Apart’hotel as part of his training at my AFK they offered him a work placement on the spot!

3 young men sitting at a desk with a laptop

Marcel secures permanent employment!

my AFK trainee, Marcel, has now secured permanent employment at Arcadis UK Design & Consultancy.

Woman helping young man with learning disabilities learn how to use a cafe till

Nirav’s first day at work

Nirav has been attending tutoring and training sessions Action For Kids (my AFK) for two years.

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