Sharaf is a Programmes Manager and is a previously elected councillor for the London Borough of Newham. At the time of his election, Sharaf was one of the youngest elected councillors in the UK. Sharaf has been working with a number of organisations to help young people back into employment, education and training within East London. He has received awards for his work with young people including Best Support Worker in 2015, Business Development 2016 and has most recently received The Outstanding Service User Feedback Award from Catch 22 in 2019. Sharaf has worked on numerous programmes including the government Work Programme, New Deal project, Youth contract and the Talent Match London programme. Sharaf has also developed projects in digital competency and empowering young people. Sharaf is now working on developing his passion for his work with youth and communities by developing a new business in East London called Y Training.