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Despite the fact that many refugees have qualifications from their home countries, they often find themselves in low-paid jobs with poor working conditions. Suffolk Refugee Support recognises the importance of training schemes to enhance the skills of its service users and give them the chance to fulfil their potential in the workplace. We help people with the right to work in the UK to apply for jobs and training courses.

We offer a specialist Employment Support Worker and ‘Jobs Club’ via our drop-in advice service. Clients have the opportunity to learn how to write a CV, apply for jobs and practice interview techniques within the scheme. This includes referring clients to external courses and training designed to give the necessary skills for work. We also encourage our clients to volunteer with local businesses to gain relevant experience to improve their job prospects. Placements have included Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils, Credit Union and Ipswich Furniture Project.