Published: 23 Oct 2023  |  Category: Jobs & careers  |  Stage: We are preparing for a family to arrive | We have welcomed a family

Accessing the Refugee Employability Programme (REP)

Learn about the new Home Office initiative that aims to support refugees into employment

“The Refugee Employability Programme (REP) is a Home Office initiative for the specific needs of refugees, to give them the support they need to find work and build their lives in England. The REP aims to remove barriers which cannot be fully addressed by mainstream services”

What is REP?

The new and exciting Refugee Employability Programme (REP) is now available to families who are welcomed through Community Sponsorship. Family members who are referred to the programme will have access to personalized coaching and skills identification, support with creating CVs and job applications, guidance on preparing for job interviews, sector specific training, and self-employment support. They will be allocated a case manager with whom they will create a Personal Development Plan based on their unique needs and goals.

How can I refer a family member?

The programme will be delivered by a contracted provider in your regional area. This will ensure that the support is tailored to your specific area and providers will be aware of local services. Each area has their own referral process, so click here to find your area’s provider.

What happens next?

Once you find your local provider, you will need to provide information for eligibility checks to be conducted.

It’s important to note that REP has two packages of support available. Package A includes employment support only. Package B includes employment support, integration support, and English language training. Families welcomed through Community Sponsorship are eligible for Package A, employment support. To find out more about who can apply, please click here.

Once their eligibility has been confirmed, the family member will be allocated a case manager and will be able to start accessing this valuable support!

As always, if you have any further questions, please contact Reset at [email protected].


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