Finding a job in a new country can be a real challenge. But the people we work with have a huge range of skills and experience to bring to employers in Scotland.

Who is this service for?

This service is for anyone with the right to work who would benefit from job seeking support.

How we help

We believe everyone deserves the opportunity to work to their full potential and to earn a living. Our employability programme runs short training courses to help people overcome the difficulties that many refugees face in finding employment in Scotland.

Our short training courses provide people with:

  • An understanding of the UK job market
  • Where to look for work
  • Identifying transferable skills
  • Creating CVs
  • Advice on completing application forms and the application process
  • Interview skills and mock interviews

Are you an employer?

We began our project this year working in partnership with a major coffee chain to guide 60 trainees through the process of applying for work. The project has already been successful in placing several candidates in employment however, with a very diverse pool of potential employees, we are keen to hear from any employer who would like to engage with the project as part of their recruitment programme, particularly in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

We have a framework to guide and support partner employers in recruiting candidates from a refugee background, allowing you to find the staff you need and helping refugee candidates to effectively show the skills they have to offer. If you are a potential employer who would like to know more please record your interest here.

Get in touch

If you would like to start preparing for work, please contact us on 0808 196 7274.

If you are an employer interested in working with us, please contact us at employability@scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk.

Make an appointment for this service: 0808 196 7274

“I hadn’t done any other employability training so this was really helpful. After the training I had an interview and was offered the job. I’m now working at an Edinburgh store.”


More in this section

Help us make Scotland a more welcoming place for people seeking safety