Islington is working – Nanu’s story
Nanu is a mum of three children. After her youngest child started school she was keen to get paid employment to improve her family’s finances.
She met Maria Marsh, one of the council’s iWork coaches, at Moreland Children’s Centre in 2014. Maria helped Nanu enrol on ACL courses to gain maths and English qualifications and to get a volunteer placement with City & Islington College.
Nanu’s long-term goal was to be a London bus driver, so Maria help her to look for bus driving opportunities and in May 2015 Nanu was interviewed with Go-Ahead London and was
offered a job.
Nanu celebrates four years in the job this year.
She said: “With all Maria’s support, I am a happy full-time London bus driver.”
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