Employment Project

Refugee Employment Project

Displaced People in Action has been delivering services and projects around Employment, Education, Training and Volunteering since 2006. The current Big Lottery funded Refugee Employment Project is the 4th initiative since the first Readiness for Work project that was launched in January 2006.

The overall aim of the BIG LOTTERY FUNDED Refugee Employment Project is to improve the employability and employment prospects of our service users which include refugees who have received ‘Indefinite Leave to Remain’ under the Legacy Programme, long term unemployed refugees and asylum seekers.

Policy Work 
Providing advice, support, information and refugee awareness training for mainstream agencies such as JobCentrePlus, Careers Wales, Further and Higher Education Institutions and other training and advice providers.

Advice and Advocacy Work
Influencing policy and supporting the Welsh Government with the aim of increasing access to education, training, volunteering and employment.

Providing 1-to-1 advice and guidance to service users on :

            • Education (support for ESOL, further and higher education)
            • Training (finding appropriate courses and support to enrol and complete)
            • Volunteering (contextualised volunteering and work placements)
            • Employment (job search, CVs, application process and interview skills)

Working with colleges of further education and community based education providers to provide accredited Readiness for Work training.

Employer Research and Engagement

Undertaking research to increase understanding of employers’ attitudes and perceptions to employing refugees.
Providing refugee awareness training for employers to address the barriers to employing refugees.
Continuing the development of Refugee Speakers Groups.