NEW ROOTS for REFUGEES in Leeds and the Yorkshire region


April to June 2021 – by Zoom


Please contact Elliot Reid on 07943 027922 to join any workshop

6th April: Advice on VOLUNTEERING 

Volunteering can help you make career choices. You can test out different jobs to find out what you prefer. 

You may not have much work experience to make your CV or personal statement stand out, however volunteering gives you experience and a chance to develop the soft skills that are useful in all careers. 

This workshop will guide you through the benefits of volunteering such as:

  • find out what’s involved in a job to see if it’s for you
  • try out different career ideas
  • learn new skills or build on ones you already have
  • boost your confidence
  • give back to your community 


20th April: Are you caring and compassionate? The role of a HEALTHCARE ASSISTANT could be perfect for you

There are no specific national requirements for becoming a healthcare assistant. You simply need to be passionate about working with people and be caring and compassionate to apply for a job as one. Once you have been accepted, your employer will provide the training you need.  

Sometimes called support workers, healthcare assistants look after patients in hospitals or in patients’ own homes. 

This workshop focuses on the current opportunities and applying for NHS jobs 


4th May: How to write a CV and a COVER LETTER

A CV is a short, written summary of your skills, achievements and experience. You use it in the first stage of applying for jobs. Employers often ask for a CV instead of an application form. You can do it on paper or online. When you apply for a job using a CV, you should always include a cover letter.

This workshop will guide you to create a CV and Cover Letter that gets you through to the interview stage.

  • Our CV advice focuses on what to include and how to make it stand out.
  • A good cover letter will get your CVor application form noticed. A cover letter introduces you to an employer and asks them to think about your application. It’s a short letter – 3 to 5 paragraphs – that you should send with your CV


18th  May: How to become an ADMIN ASSISTANT 

Sometimes known as office administrators, clerical assistants or administrative assistants, admin assistants give support to offices by organising meetings, typing documents and updating computer records. 

  • This workshop will focus on how to become one, what it takes and careers paths and progression.
  • Dealing with queries on the phone, by email and on social media, greeting visitors at reception, typing letters, reports and other business documents, updating computer records and printing and photocopying items are some of the things you may do. 


1st June: How to do well in TELEPHONE and VIDEO INTERVIEWS

In this workshop we will advise on how to prepare and succeed in telephone interviews and how to do well video interviews

An interview is a chance for an employer to see if you’re the right person for the job. It’s your chance to make a good impression and show what you have to offer. You can also use it to help you decide if the job and the company are right for you. 

  • Telephone interviews take place in the early stages of the job selection process.
  • Video interviews are similar to face-to-face interviews; however, you’re interviewed online, using an application like Skype or Zoom. 

Follow our tips in this workshop to show an employer you are the best person for the job.  


15th June: Would you like help with packing? Things CASHIERS do 

In this workshop, we’ll be finding out what it’s like to serve customers at tills in supermarkets and large retail stores. Cashiers are also known as Checkout Operators or Till Assistants. 

  • You can apply directly to job vacancies.
  • There are no set entry requirements though some employers may ask for High School level Maths and English.
  • Experience of handling cash and serving customers will be helpful. 

With experience you may be able to apply for other retail roles like supervisor or sales assistant either in the same organisation or in other retail outlets.


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


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

Corporate and Business Partnership Opportunities

Could you support refugees?

The New Roots project provides help and support to refugees across the Yorkshire region to improve their skills towards gaining sustainable employment.

We are seeking for corporate and business partners who could: 

– deliver an online talk about what its like to work in your company or sector

– host a virtual tour of your workplace which to provide a better understanding of the world of work to jobseekers who are not familiar with UK work places. 

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

Get in touch with our New Roots Project Manager,

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