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Navigating the World of Employment as a Refugee in the UK

share June 20, 2024Posted by: Charlotte

Starting a new life in a different country can be both an exciting and challenging experience, especially when it comes to finding employment. For refugees in the UK, understanding the local job market and overcoming various obstacles can seem overwhelming. However, with the right support and resources, you can successfully navigate this journey and find meaningful employment.

At PeoplePlus, we are dedicated to helping refugees integrate into the UK job market. Our team offers a range of personalised services designed to help you succeed, such as:

Leveraging Our Network of Employers

Finding a job that matches your skills and experience is crucial for your career development. PeoplePlus utilises an extensive network of employers across the UK to find opportunities that align perfectly with your background. Whether you have experience in healthcare, engineering, education, or any other field, we strive to connect you with employers looking for your talents.

Identifying and Addressing Skill Gaps

The UK job market can be competitive, and sometimes additional training is necessary to meet employer expectations. PeoplePlus identifies any skill gaps you may have and provides targeted training courses to ensure you are fully equipped for the UK job market. From language courses to vocational training, we offer a variety of programmes designed to enhance your skills and increase your employability.

Comprehensive Career Guidance

Navigating the job search process can be daunting, but you don’t have to do it alone. Our career advisors offer guidance and support throughout your job search journey. We assist with crafting CVs, preparing for interviews, and support with filling in job applications. At PeoplePlus, we’ve got every aspect of your job search covered.

Interpreter Services

We understand that language barriers can be a significant hurdle in your job search and integration process. To address this, PeoplePlus offers interpreter services to ensure clear and effective communication.

Community Integration

PeoplePlus understands that finding employment is just one piece of the puzzle. Successfully integrating into a new community is equally important. We are committed to helping refugees connect with local community centres and providing resources for a smooth transition.

Additional Resources for Your Transition

In addition to PeoplePlus' services, we also recommend several valuable resources to help with your transition:

Babbel: Free language courses for refugees. Babbel makes language learning easy, offering practice in speaking, writing, and listening so you can use a new language with confidence.

Duolingo: Learn 30+ languages online with bite-size lessons based on science. Duolingo's interactive approach makes language learning engaging and effective.

Refugee Council: Supporting refugees across the UK. The Refugee Council provides essential services, advice, and advocacy to help refugees rebuild their lives and integrate into UK society.

The British Red Cross: The UK's largest independent provider of services and support for refugees and people seeking asylum. The British Red Cross helps refugees from all backgrounds and religions, offering a wide range of support services.

Our Impact in Scotland

Since May 2018, PeoplePlus has helped move 604 refugees into work in Scotland alone. This success demonstrates our commitment and effectiveness in supporting refugees as they rebuild their lives and pursue meaningful careers.

If you are a refugee and would like to know how we could help you, please speak to your Key Worker.

share June 20, 2024Posted by: Charlotte