Elevate East London boosts employment in Barking and Dagenham

A shared initiative between Barking and Dagenham Council and Agilisys, Elevate East London, has secured over a hundred new jobs for people in the borough, it has been reported.

One of the 123 people to benefit from the scheme is Yemisi Fasanya, who was struggling to find work before being referred to Elevate’s job brokerage scheme by the job centre. She gained essential skills and training which secured her a volunteering role, which led to an apprenticeship.

She said: “I am really grateful for the work Elevate put in to support me. I don’t think I would have had the confidence to do well at interview nor been able to access skills development which has helped me gain this fantastic apprenticeship position.”