Community, Employment & Training

Code your Future

Where: London and Glasgow. What: A non-profit organisation supporting refugees who have the dream of becoming software developers. Offering them a 6-month web development programme, coached by a group of professional developers. Organisation: Code Your Future. Start Date: Early October 2016. Success: In 2016 it launched the first cohort of its 6-month web development programme, … Continue reading

Employment & Training

Rittal – The System

Where: Region of Lahn-Dill, Germany. What: Creates job opportunities for refugees by helping them to acquire marketable skills via an internship at Rittal, the largest member company in the family-owned Friedhelm Loh Group. With the support of dedicated instructors/mentors, the interns acquire sufficient hands-on experience to begin a recognised multi-year training programme. Organisation: RITTAL - … Continue reading

Employment & Training

ReDi School

Where: Berlin. What: A non-profit digital school for tech-interested newcomers applying for asylum in Germany. Offers high-quality training and the chance to collaborate with the start-up and digital industry. Aims to provide students with valuable digital skills and a strong network of tech leaders, students and alumni to help create new opportunities for all those … Continue reading

Employment & Training

Job-match Service

Where: Canada What: A new rating system to match workers registered in the Canada Job Bank with advertised positions, making it easier for those seeking jobs to apply for suitable positions. Employers will also be required to invite candidates who have a certain number of stars in relation to the position. Organisation: Canadian Government Start … Continue reading

Education, Employment & Training

Cultures Cooking Together

Where: North-East England What: The project brings up to six people at a time together to learn about healthy eating and cooking in once a week half-day sessions, run by qualified professionals. Successful participants will work towards attaining an accredited OCN level 2 Healthy Eating qualification. Organisation: Investing in People and Culture Success: Trained 3 … Continue reading

Employment & Training

Resettlement Programme for Overseas Doctors

Where: North-East England What: A new scheme that aims to use and enhance the skills of refugees that were medical professionals such as doctors or pharmacists in their home in order to boost health services. The charity works with university hospitals to give work as well as support to refugee doctors through their Plab exams … Continue reading

Employment & Training

Refugee Start-up Weekend

Where: Ecuador What: Collaborating with local university’s Business Incubator “PUCESE”, which assessed the business ideas of educated businessmen in the region, the UNCHR extended this to would-be Refugee entrepreneurs in the region. Refugees pitched their business ideas to be evaluated and then trained in how to progress them further. Organisation: UNCHR – The UN Refugee … Continue reading