About our Life and Work Programme

Young woman with learning disabilities working as a waitress holding a clipboard

If you have a disability and live in London, we can help you get a job

The aim of our Life and Work Programme is to support disabled London residents aged 18-25 into paid employment.

 

We provide skills training and real world work experience, leading to job opportunities and flexible support into paid employment.

What is the process like?

First, we talk to you to see what your interests are, what you are good at and what you want to do in the future.

 

Then, with help from a Job Coach, you will:

 

  • Develop an Action Plan with a set of goals for work
  • Participate in Travel Training to learn how to travel independently
  • Build your skills and confidence
  • Practice your interview skills with a Job Coach
  • Complete work placements in real working environments
  • Get help applying for jobs and preparing for interviews
  • Be supported as you get used to your new job

 

By the end of your time with us, we hope you will have found a paid job or a volunteer role that you enjoy. You will be supported by our team through the whole process – even once you’ve gotten a job and started work.

ⓘ Your Job Coach will arrange suitable work placements for you and help you look for work. They will support you every step of the way, even after you’ve gotten a job.

The AFK Life and Work Charter

This document outlines the processes in the Life and Work Programme and tells you how we support trainees, as well as what is expected of trainees themselves.

Apply to join the Programme

If you would like to join the Life and Work Programme, please click the button below to fill out the contact form.

 

Someone from our teach will be in touch once we receive your details.

Where do you want to work?

Our trainees have worked at lots of different and interesting places. Here are some photos of our trainees at work:

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