Karen first met us at Barking JCP. Five years ago she came over to England from North Cyprus. She did not have a big support group here, and struggled to find the energy and motivation to find long term employment. She had worked as a security guard in Cyprus and had some odd jobs over here including working for a security company. However, she could not find long-term employment.
Karen has slightly broken English, was struggled as a single mum and wanted to move off of JSA and into long-term employment on a part time basis. Despite being qualified, she felt de-motivated and was close to giving up.
After a few months of support and guidance, Karen has now found employment with TFL on a part time basis in the summer of 2015 and continues to develop her career.