Meet Our New Careers Team 

Article by:  
Rose Adderley  
Marketing & Communications Assistant | ACH Bristol w/ Marghoob and Mohammed 
Marghoob Ahmad 
What did you do before coming to ACH? 
I have always been interested in the learning and development of adults, children and young people. Previously, I worked for two of Bristol’s leading learning providers for a span of two years. I have a background working with disadvantaged young people. I’ve been an active engagement partner with Bristol City Council’s Inter Faith programme and I’ve been involved with community and religious events in and around Bristol. 
 
Why did you decide to come to ACH? 
I decided to come to Ashley Community Housing as it was an opportunity to help the community I was part of and grew up with. Predominately based in Inner city areas, I felt that I could use my experience to connect and engage with the local community. 
 
What project are you working on for us? 
At present I am working on the National Careers Service which assists young adults to explore career options and further training. We are actively engaging in local community venues delivering this help and support. Although the demographic of people we support is not limited, we are particularly helping refugees and asylum seekers in Bristol with careers support, CV help and English skills. 
 
What is it that you want to achieve? 
As we know, the refugee and asylum seeker community are a difficult to reach community. This is because they themselves are unaware of the support services that are available to them. Our first aim is to inform this community and others that National Careers Service support is available to them. Once a platform is established we aim to partner up with employers to help gain secured employment for the local and wider community. Further to this, our main aspiration is to help as many young adults as possible into work, further training and employment. 
 
What are you hoping to gain from ACH? 
I would like to gain longevity and progression at Ashley housing, developing the company to new heights and ensuring we are supporting a wide and diverse range of people. I would like to work on other projects around educating professionals and educating staff on more cross-culture competence and support for their clients. I aim to achieve this by working collaboratively with ACH and continue to develop myself within the company. 
 
What is your proudest moment in your career? 
My proudest moment in my career was achieving my education and being able to use that education to help others. I feel every day is a proud moment, whether it’s helping someone into work or assisting in constructing a CV for someone who has just arrived in the country. 
Mohammed Farooq 
What did you do before coming to ACH? 
I have previously worked as a Project Manager in Education, worked as a Careers Advisor, as an Assessor, as a Teacher teaching ESOL, Business Administration, Management, IAG, Customer Service. I have worked in almost every role in education and training. 
 
Why did you decide to come to ACH? 
I wanted to go back to a Careers Advisor role as I enjoy helping people progress in life and achieve their goals. 
 
What project are you working on for us? 
I am working on the National Careers Service project in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. 
 
What is it that you want to achieve? 
I would like to make National Careers Service successful and make it grow, so we become the number one choice for new learners and professionals for their careers advice. 
 
What are you hoping to gain from ACH? 
To get experience in working in a housing association and my own professional development. I would like to work on various projects and manage in the future. 
 
What is your proudest moment in your career? 
When I was teaching Management level 5 to professionals such as Senior Managers, Team Leaders, Operations Managers in various high profile organisations. I got the chance to pass on my knowledge to decision makers who can then make a difference in their organisations and teams. 
 
 
Need Careers Advice? 
Currently our careers teams operate in Bristol and Birmingham. If you or someone you know would like help with updating their CV, careers advice, interview techniques and more, contact: 
 
Bristol: Marghoob Ahmad  
marghoob.ahmad@ashleyhousing.com 
0739 6099 068 
 
Birmingham & Wolverhampton:  
Mohammed Farooq 
mohammed.farooq@ashleyhousing.com 
0121 565 3384 
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