CV writing and applying for jobs

The refugees you support will need help to understand the job-hunting process in the UK. This is the case despite previous work experience since hiring practices vary by country. You should bear in mind the concept of an online application or CV and cover letter could be new to them, and you may need to…

Education in Scotland

All of the children in the family you welcome are entitled to access education when they arrive in Scotland. They are automatically entitled to the same provision as a Scottish child. The Local Authority will determine how to assess the support required for children who need language support and are 16 and over. There will be…

Interview preparation

In many countries the process of applying for and getting a job is very different to the UK.  This is particularly true for the interview stage of an application when you have to present your skills, ‘sell’ your experience and strengths.  This may be completely new to some and initially quite uncomfortable. Remember that some refugees…

Supporting refugees to access higher education

Many refugees arriving to the UK may have had plans to study at University before their lives were upended and they were resettled.  They may also now see this as a remote or unlikely possibility, because of lost years of education, their age, or feeling that the language barrier is insurmountable. Getting a place at University…