Helping Refugees in getting a job

PATH Yorkshire- Employability Workshops

We are working to support the development of employability skills of refugees in Leeds through a series of employability courses.

The online workshops run each Tuesday from 10 – 11am.  Register now to reserve your place by texting “WORKSHOP” or calling Elliot on 07943 027922.

Eligibility: Refugee/ Humanitarian Protection/ ILR (Settlement)/ DLR (Over 12 months as a result of an asylum claim)/ Resettled refugees.


1st Sep: A day in the life of a CLEANER.

Carry out general cleaning of offices, shops and homes, or more specialised cleaning like upholstery or the outsides of buildings. You can apply for jobs with cleaning companies or any organisation that employs their own cleaners. There are no set entry requirements, but you’ll need to show employers that you’re reliable and able to do the job.

8th Sep: Would you like help with packing? Things CASHIERS do!

Serve customers at tills in supermarkets and large retail stores. 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.

15th September: A mock interview session with Katie from Engie – (Employer)

Join our workshop to find out how to answer questions in an interview. Observe someone being interviewed and learn about the things to do, say and not to say in your interview.  Also, your chance to speak directly to a large employer.

22nd Sep: A career as a SECURITY GUARD.

Security guards make sure that buildings, valuables and people are safe and secure. You can get into this job through a course run by a private training organisation.

25th Sep  Naric – Understanding what it is all about 

In this session you will get information on how you may be able to get your qualifications from another country recognised in the UK.  A chance to find out the steps required and get answers to all your questions. Perhaps this could open the door to new or better job.

29th Sep: Hand me the roller! PAINTING AND DECORATING

Painters and decorators prepare and apply paint, wallpaper and finishes to different surfaces. You could start by working as a painter and decorator’s labourer or ‘mate’. Your employer may give you the chance to take further training to fully qualify

6th October: Eat in on take out? Working in FAST FOOD.

Serve food and drinks to customers in restaurants and cafes, take orders and handle payments. You can apply for jobs without experience, though you’ll have an advantage if you’ve worked in customer service before. Your employer will train you on the job.


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