Employment Support and Training

Despite the fact that many refugees have qualifications from their home countries, they often find themselves in low-paid jobs and with barriers to employment. 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 also work with asylum seekers to support them in obtaining volunteer placements or education and skills training to help with their wellbeing and future life goals.

Our specialist Employment and Training team supports people with learning how to write a CV, apply for jobs and practice interview techniques. We also refer clients to external courses and training designed to give the necessary skills for work, and we work with local businesses and charities to help our clients access relevant work experience to improve their job prospects. Placements have included Babergh and Mid Suffolk Councils, Credit Union, Ipswich Furniture Project and BT.

To find out more about how you or your business could provide work placements for refugees, click here.