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Refugee Employability Programme

Employability Skills and Integration for Refugees

Refugee Employability Programme


  دری   فارسی   پښتو   Kibajuni   Swahili   اَلْعَرَبِيَّةُ   ትግርኛ 

Improve your skills and employability 

The Refugee Employability Programme (REP) is aimed at supporting refugees in achieving employment, or better employment, within the East Midlands region.

This programme of support is free and aims to reduce barriers to employment and improve integration into society. It is open to eligible people living across the East Midlands, which includes all of Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire.

What we offer you 

Tailored and flexible employment support to help with all aspects of settling into the UK culture and accessing employment. We recognise everyone is different and offer individual support to reflect this. 

Support can include: 

  • English language training 
  • Employability skills (CV writing, interview practice, job application training) 
  • Cultural orientation and help adapting to the British workplace  
  • Assistance with skills training, qualifications and achieving recognised qualifications for existing skills 
  • Networking support and help finding job roles 

Support sessions are delivered in different ways and will usually take place face-to-face at centres across the region. In some cases, support sessions can be delivered online. Hours per week and qualifications will vary on a case-by-case basis. 


  • 18+ years old 
  • Not in full time employment (16+ hours a week) or education 
  • Live in East Midlands
  • Right to live and work in the UK as a legally recognised refugee holding a BRP with one of the following statuses:
    • UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS)
    • Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS)
    • Afghan Relocation and Assistance Polict (ARAP)
    • Community Sponsorship
    • Mandate
    • Refugee Permission to Stay
    • Refugee Family Reunion

Find out more and move towards employment today!