About the Project

Refugees are amongst the most under employed groups in the UK, finding it hard to transfer their skills into a new environment. We know that employment is one of the best ways to empower people and help them integrate into their new home, reducing isolation, supporting language development and improving mental wellbeing.


Therefore the NNRF Employability Programme aims to support clients to navigate UK systems in order to gain access to opportunities. It helps clients overcome the many barriers they face in their journey towards work. In this way we hope to enable people to reach their work and education goals more quickly.


We hold weekly employability workshops open to any refugee or asylum seeker. We also offer individualised 1:1 careers guidance interviews, to be eligible you must:


  • Have come to the UK under the VPRS (Vulnerable Peoples Resettlement Scheme)
  • Be 16+ and not in full time education


Finally we work collaboratively on initiatives with external partners to provide volunteering/training/work/mentoring opportunities.


If you want to find out more about the programme please email: employability@nottsrefugeeforum.org.uk

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