Case Study: Transitions

Transitions is a social enterprise working in London that supports civil, electrical, mechanical and structural engineers, architects and business services professionals from refugee backgrounds to restart their interrupted careers and gain permanent employment. Transitions is a member with the Refugee Employment Network (REN) and together they aspire to increase the hiring success rates of professional candidates and employers. I was a successful graphic and web designer and entrepreneur in Egypt, but I was forced to leave by national unrest. I … Read More

Case Study: World Jewish Relief

World Jewish Relief is the Refugee Employment Network (REN) governance and one of its very first members. World Jewish Relief launched its programme The Specialist Training and Employment Programme (STEP) in 2016 to assist Syrian refugees arriving in the UK as part of the Government’s Vulnerable Persons Resettlement Scheme. The project focuses on ensuring refugees have the requisite language and relevant qualifications to get into work, with each person being assigned an employment manager who guides them through the process … Read More

Case Study: Code Your Future

CodeYourFuture is a non-profit organisation that teaches refugees and disadvantaged people coding and employability skills to help them achieve their dreams of working in tech. CodeYourFuture aims to remove as many barriers to studying as possible. Their free vocational courses are part-time, allowing students to fit them into their challenging lives. Additional support is offered, including laptops, internet connectivity and childcare on class days. Coding and employability skills are taught by experienced tech industry professionals, ensuring the course content is … Read More