Finding employment: Breaking Barriers

At Breaking Barriers, we offer a unique approach to helping refugees in London find meaningful employment and help them rebuild their lives and integrate into their new home. We believe that every refugee can fulfil their potential and integrate into their new home through employment that matches their skills, experience, and aspirations. Our mission is to help refugees in London acquire the knowledge, confidence and experience they need to find stable and fulfilling employment.

We offer bespoke, intensive and flexible employment support to assist individual integration journeys and create more fulfilling lives. To achieve our vision, we give a central role to businesses, involving them directly in finding employment solutions for refugees. We partner directly with businesses who provide work experience placements and deliver skills-based workshops for refugees to gain vital work experience and develop the skills they need to secure long-term employment. Our aim is to help our clients feel that they face fewer barriers to entering in the workplace or in further education. We also aim to support our clients to improved confidence in their ability to find work that meets their skill level.

At Breaking Barriers, we offer a holistic service. Every refugee’s journey into work is unique. Every client navigates through our programmes in their own distinct way, some improving their English language skills, others developing their employability prospects through our skills-based workshops and advice and guidance drop in service, and others being put forward to bespoke work placements with our corporate partners. Our work is delivered under three main umbrella programmes: BB Employment (paths to employment); BB Education (English language and skills and IT development); and BB Prospects (work placement and permanent employment opportunities).