Refugees into jobs
The Refugee Council has over 30 years experience in providing employment support to refugees desperate to restart their careers and rebuild their lives.
Many of the people we help were successful and highly qualified professionals in their home country but are now struggling to access opportunities in a new and unfamiliar country. Sadly, many others from war torn countries may not have had the opportunity to even complete education or access employment.
Our team of employment advisers provide specialist support and careers guidance. We put the individual at the centre of everything we do and provide a friendly and supportive environment where we work together in developing an achieveable plan for getting people back into work. We are by their side every step of the journey to provide encouragement and support.
Please contact us directly to find out more about our services, to discuss how we can help or to make an appointment with an adviser.
Telephone: 020 7346 1047
To read more about our refugee employment services and the impact we are having on people's lives, please do take a look at our most recent newsletters:
Employers' guide to refugees
The Refugee Council in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission have produced a short guide for employers on understanding refugee documentation. The guide shows the standard identity documents a refugee will possess and will use to evidence their permission to work.
Here's what our client wrote to us about his experience of our service:
What an absolute delight to read your mail. The CV you wrote in my behalf made me realize that I have skills and qualities that I never thought I had. I thought I was just one ordinary, unskilled and unqualified refugee who is about to start life from scratch.
Thank you so much for seeing something positive in me. It is hard to find people who would value me as a normal person let alone as a skilled person when living as an "immigrant". I hope, with your help, will find myself in a position to be self supportive and contribute something to this country that gave me a second chance in life"