The Refugee Employability Programme provides tailored support to refugees who are looking to gain employment and to help them settle into life across Yorkshire and the Humber.
The programme is split into two different packages, Package A and Package B, with service users being placed into either one depending on their pathway (see eligibility criteria below). The type of package they are in then determines what support we can offer to them. Here are the two packages, along with the English language support that is offered within each one:
This package includes support to find employment. ESOL support available in Package A:
This package includes employability English language support. We offer the service users
within this package non-accredited English sessions taught by our in-house ESOL tutor,
which have a focus on employment-related language. This is delivered in groups, both
face-to-face and online.
• UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS)
• Afghan Citizen Resettlement Scheme (ACRS)
• Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP)
• Sponsorship Scheme after 25th February 2021
This package includes support to find employment, integration support and general ESOL
provision. ESOL support in package B: We help participants to find local ESOL classes that
meet their needs, and we make referrals to existing provision (e.g. AEB funded provision).
Where local provision may not be available, or where participants need to make progress
with their English more quickly, then we can provide additional ESOL lessons. We offer
service users within this package accredited ESOL and non-accredited English language
courses through our skills partners. These can be either online or in a classroom provision.
• Refugee Permission to Stay after 28th June 2022
• Refugee Family Reunion
• Mandate Resettlement Scheme after February 2021
Where needed, we can also offer wrap-around support for service users who are on AEB provisions, such as additional ESOL practice, conversational cafes, and test preparation.
We are also able to refer service users to accredited ESOL support, below are some of these resources: