NEW ROOTS for REFUGEES in Leeds and West Yorkshire

PATH Yorkshire supports refugees to gain work experience and prepare for sustainable employment. 


  • Employer visits: A short tour of a company or business with a brief Q & A session . The visit gives an introduction to UK workplaces.

  • Supported work placements: This would be for a minimum of 2 days per week. Once again, this will give refugees an introduction to a British workplace, help to build confidence, current experience and a reference.

  • Employability workshops: Join our new “Get Into Work” 4 week employability course for refugees or join one of our short courses covering Digital Skills, Job searching, Writing Cover Letters, CV’s, Application Forms and Interview Skills

  • One to one employability support: This is available at our weekly Wednesday drop-in between 12-2.30pm with support from our Employability Officer


Get in touch with the team at New Roots for more information or to register – Georgia, Elliot and Colvyn would love to hear from you (

Refugee Employability Drop – In

Refugees* can access employability support on the New Roots Project by attending one of our drop-in sessions.

The Employability Drop-In runs every Wednesday from 12noon – 2.30pm at PATH Yorkshire’s offices in Chapel Allerton (29 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD). 

You can also come to use the computers, wifi and ask for support from one of the team.  No booking is needed.

No booking is needed.

Register for Support

Refugees* can register for employability support and to receive updates about visits or placements either by:

– Text “REGISTER” to 07943 027922.

– Email

– Ring the PATH Yorkshire office on 0113 262 4600

– Attend the Employability Drop-In on Wednesday from 12noon – 2.30pm at PATH Yorkshire’s offices in Chapel Allerton (29 Harrogate Road, Leeds LS7 3PD). 

“Get Into Work” – 4 week employability course for refugees

The New Roots Team has launched a new “Get Into Work” 4 week employability course for refugees*.  The course includes:

– Understanding the job market in the UK and the process of applying for jobs
– You and your skills. Matching your skills and experience to an employers job description.
– Applying for jobs. Learn how to write about your skills and experience in a job application.
– Build confidence at interview. Find out what is expected and get a chance to practice.
Individuals should have English at entry two or above and are thinking about starting work or getting a better job.

There are 40 places available for refugees to attend our courses in January. To book, please contact the New Roots team ( or text “COURSE” to 07943 027922.

* Support from New Roots is open to refugees with the right to work. Please see below for full eligibility criteria.

Refugee Drop – In

Refugees* can access multi-agency support on the New Roots Project by attending the RETAS Drop-In.  

This runs each Friday from 9.30am-12noon at RETAS at the Roundhay Road Resource Centre, 233 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HS. 

Staff from all three partners (Refugee Council, RETAS and PATH Yorkshire) will be available to support individuals with their needs.  No booking is needed.


Refugee/ Humanitarian Protection/ ILR (Settlement)/ DLR (Over 12 months- As a reult of an asylum claim)/ Resettled refugees

*Please bring BRP or Home Office letter as proof of eligibility to access the service

Corporate and Business Partnership Opportunities

Could you support refugees into work?


Refugees with the right to work face multiple barriers gaining access to employment.  PATH Yorkshire are looking for employers who want to help.

Could you:
– deliver a talk about what its like to work in your sector?
– host a group visit at your workplace?
– offer a short work placement (2-6 weeks) for a refugee?

Your help could be a stepping stone to permanent work, stability and the self sufficiency that refugees are looking for.

Take the next step and contact our New Roots team at PATH Yorkshire to discuss how we can help you to support refugees.

Get in touch with the New Roots team ( | 0113 262 46500 | 07943 027928)

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