The Refugee Employment Network (REN) is a charity (reg. TBC March 21) that ensures that refugees in the UK can access appropriate, fulfilling, paid employment or self-employment. We recognise that whilst the UK has welcomed over 300,000 refugees, only half of them have gained access to employment. This is despite experience and skills levels that are comparable to the UK labour market.
Our network brings together candidates, support organisations, public sector bodies and private sector employers to turbo-charge how we provide opportunities to refugees. We believe in the power of co-operation to move the dial. As a network, we want to maximise collaboration to promote best practise, improve evaluation of effective support and increase the number of employers engaged in training and employing refugees.