Hasnaa Ouardi, a single parent from Hackney, was out of work and
feeling very demotivated, with no friends or family nearby.
When she joined our Opportunity Hackney Programme - which offers
Hackney residents free, exclusive support to find work, Hasnaa felt
pessimistic about finding a job that fit around her
responsibilities as a parent.
However, with the help of her Employment Adviser - Anish, Hasnaa
has successfully secured employment that not only fits around being
a parent, but that she also really enjoys:
"My Adviser was very helpful", said Hasnaa:
"I am not a confident person, but he really took
his time to explain all things work related."
Hasnaa had found using the computer for her job search
difficult, as well as managing all the paperwork that she was asked
to complete by her new employer:
"Anish took his time and showed me a few times, as well as
writing down step by step instructions on how to attach my CV to an
email and send it to an employer. He also helped me to make calls
and fill out forms."
Having secured employment, Hasnaa couldn't be happier:
"Anish prepared me and gave me so much encouragement - in the
end, I was very confident and was so happy when they told me I had
the job. This project is very helpful - I wish I knew about it
"It will help a lot more people like me looking
for single parent friendly hours."
For more information about Opportunity Hackney, visit hackneyopps.org.uk or call
0208 419 8411.