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Welsh Refugee Council Logo with the words Employability Support
Welsh Refugee Council Logo with the words Employability Support

Welsh Refugee Council

Empowering asylum seekers and refugees to build new futures in Wales. We provide specialist advice and support services to asylum seekers and refugees in Wales to ensure they can access the services they need.

Welsh Refugee Council is committed to protecting the human rights of people forced to seek safety from persecution, war, conflict, and other forms of injustice and abuse. For over 30 years, we have been helping asylum seekers, and refugees navigate the UK asylum system with specialist advice and support.

We have offices in Cardiff, Newport, Swansea, and Wrexham.

We work extensively with a range of community, voluntary and statutory sector partners to create a society where respect and equality are paramount and human rights are enjoyed.

We support asylum seekers and refugees at the most critical points of their lives. Our work makes the difference between someone experiencing a refused asylum claim followed by their life spiralling into destitution, untreated health problems, and homelessness, or an alternative future where they begin building a life in Wales with improved language skills, access to benefits, legal help, and other support services.

The Education & Employability Team is central to that vision. We understand that to truly be at home, you need to be studying and working alongside your new neighbours, providing for your families and giving back to your community.

Take part in our Employability Workshops and learn about:
• Week 1: Hopes, Strengths, Skills
• Week 2: Welsh Work Culture & Job Hunting
• Week 3: CVs and Covering Letters
• Week 4: Job Descriptions & Application Forms
• Week 5: Interview Techniques
• Week 6: Interview Practice

On completion of course receive:
• One-to-One CV Support
• One-to-One Job Application Support
• One-to-One Interview Support
• Customised Job Vacancy Alerts
• Reference (based on workshop attendance)

We can email you the latest job vacancies, training courses and volunteering opportunities, and provide help at any stage of the application process.

We can point you in the direction of student finance options to study at university or college; we can inform you of scholarships and grants to help pay for your studies; and we can signpost you to free high-quality online courses ranging from Art to Computers, from Languages to Business. Or vocational language courses like Construction & Engineering or Health & Social Care.

Most of all, we can listen to any employability concerns or ideas that you have and provide suggestions to achieve the best possible results.

Come to our live Teams sessions to find out more and ask questions.


Some feedback from our clients:

“I would like to take the opportunity to deeply thank Chris for his sincere interest in my employment. He was always more than a workshop presenter as he also was keen to teach us the culture related to life in Wales.
Tarek (Middle East)

“I wanted to say a massive thank you for always being on hand to offer help, and I really admire about how you interact with people. I’m so glad you decided to carve out the time to go through my CV.”
Ayad (Iraq)

“I was hesitant and had doubts regarding my confidence and lack of skills but your encouragement and support made me feel more comfortable and confident to apply for the job that I want.”
Rajaa (Iraq)

"I really appreciate the work that Chris has done for me when I was struggling to find a way to become a nurse in the UK. I received all kinds of help from him including Employability Support with DPIA, RefuAid Nurses and Victim Support. Thank you, Chris!"
Henriette (Cameroon)


Opportunities

Sign up for our Employability Workshops!

Just click the button below to register for our Employability Workshops and learn about:

Week 1: Hopes, Strengths, Skills 
Week 2: Work Culture & Job Hunting
Week 3: CVs and Covering Letters
Week 4: Job Descriptions & Application Forms
Week 5: Interview Techniques
Week 6: Interview Practice

Not only will you learn something about finding jobs in Wales but we will learn more about you and how we can help you the best we can.

Free ESOL Classes

A range of free ESOL classes provided by a team of professional teachers. Classes are provided online via Zoom and face-to-face.

Talk to us today!

Chris Hughes
Education & Employability Officer

“I wanted to say a massive thank you for always being on hand to offer help, and I really admire about how you interact with people." - Come and find out if this is true!

Times available: 

19th

10:00 - 12:00 / 13:00 - 15:00

20th

10:00 - 12:00

21st 

10:00 - 12:00