Employment Success Stories

Students on the World of Work Programme visit Morrisons

The AFK World of Work programme is partnering with schools and employers to create experiences and improve aspirations to enter work for young people with disabilities.

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Celebrating Learning Disability Week 2022 – I AM Festival

To celebrate Learning Disability Week, we’re at I AM Festival – a yearly celebration empowering D/deaf, disabled, and neurodivergent young people to explore their creativity.

‘Our View’ – Videos made by young people, for young people

‘Our View’ is a collection of short films made by young people with special educational needs and disabilities on their experiences, challenges and successes in preparing for and gaining employment.

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

Barclays gives £100,000 to 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.

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