Whether it’s an apprenticeship, on-site role or administrative job, construction caters for all skill-sets. Our Career Explorer provides a list of roles which refugees could get involved in.
When applying for an opportunity, refugees might need to submit the following documents to an employer:
Transitions is an agency based in London, helping skilled refugees find work opportunities in the UK. This is one of their success stories, from a lady called Narges.
After leaving Iran, geologist Narges originally took on volunteering and customer service roles to boost her English and gain references. After getting in touch with the Refugee Council and Transitions, she was encouraged to refine her CV and learn more about her industry from experts.
With further assistance from not-for-profit organisation Women in Construction, she initially secured a two-week work placement with DSJV. This then led to a civil engineering apprenticeship with the firm – and the chance to start a new career.
I now feel more confident and have hope for my future.
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