What We Do

Employability Workshops

Whilst some individuals are ready for work placements and full-time jobs immediately, many are not. Our employability workshops get refugees ready for the workplace by providing invaluable skills and knowledge, as well as the confidence to enter the labour market. This prepares refugees for our existing work placement/permanent job services.

The courses include employment language skills, CV writing, understanding the British working system etc. For more advanced individuals, we run mock interviews and assessment centres and presentation training.

Our workshops are also an opportunity to host English language classes and informal social events, and to invite our business partners to come in and run training and recruitment sessions and workshops. If you are a refugee looking to take part in the workshop, a charity referring an individual or a business looking to offer training, please contact: enquiries@breaking-barriers.co.uk

Refugees in the workplace

We partner with a number of organisations from a range of sectors to offer refugees work placements, apprenticeships and full-time jobs that are commensurate with their skills, experience and qualifications.

If you are a refugee looking to take part in the workshop, a charity referring an individual or a business looking to offer training, please contact: enquiries@breaking-barriers.co.uk

Simi's Story

Council funding enables us to help hundreds of London refugees – Simi’s Story

We’ve received funding from the European Social Fund and London Councils to help hundreds of refugees like Simi rebuild their lives through training and employment. In August this year, 18-year-old Simi was homeless – awaiting official refugee status from the Home Office – and struggling to find stability in London. “Housing is the biggest problem,”… read more