'I was over the moon' - Refugee Council
November 11, 2014

‘I was over the moon’

We help new refugees access education, employment or voluntary work through our Refugees into Jobs programme. Between August and October this year alone, we supported 24 refugees into employment.

Christine, a refugee from Uganda, recently wrote to us to thank us for our support. This is her story.

When I was first referred to the Refugee Council, I was homeless and severely depressed. With the support of Refugees into Jobs, I managed to find my first job in cleaning at a college. The Refugee Council also helped me to find accommodation and I was referred to their therapeutic team for further support.

After I settled in my studio flat, I contacted Refugees into Jobs again and they helped me to enroll for a ‘Pathway to Care’ course at City Lit.

After I completed the course, they put me in touch with an employer for an interview. I was successful and started working in a nursing home as a care assistant. I was over the moon!

My life has changed completely since I have joined the Refugees into Jobs programme; my advisor Wendy continuously supported me from filling applications to teaching me IT skills.

I’m very grateful for their support.

Find out more about Refugees into Jobs.