Finding work

Find out more about finding a job once you have Refugee Status

If you are not part of our RIS programme, we cannot offer specialised advice about employment or benefits.

However, we have produced an Employment Toolkit (4.3Mb, PDF). The guide contains information, guidance and useful links that will help you understand the UK job market. It also includes an action plan for you to follow. We produced this guide with funding from the Scottish Government.

We have also produced the guide Dignity and Fairness (2.4Mb, PDF), which outlines employment rights and accompanying responsibilities in the workplace. We produced this guide in partnership with the Black and Ethnic Minority Infrastructure in Scotland (BEMIS) and the Scottish Trade Union Congress (STUC).

Changes to your financial support

Once you have Refugee Status, Humanitarian Protection, Discretionary Leave to Remain or Indefinite Leave to Remain, you will be able to look for work.

Your support from the Home Office will stop, but if you are looking for work, you can claim cash support called Jobseeker's Allowance.

We can explain how to apply for this type of benefit. Call us on 0141 248 9799 to make an appointment with one of our advisers.