Welcome to Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers offers bespoke employment and education support to enable people from a refugee background to acquire the knowledge, confidence, and experience they need to secure stable and fulfilling employment. To achieve this, we offer different types of support:
One-to-one employment support All Breaking Barriers clients are assigned a dedicated Employment and Integration Adviser, who will offer one-to-one, personalised support to guide them through their journey into training, education and/or employment. They will receive support with the following activities:
• Setting and reviewing goals
• CV and cover letter writing
• Job searching and preparation of applications
• Interview practice
• Searching for education, training, etc
• University applications
• Funding applications English and IT classes (group and one-to-one) Our education programme provides tailored English language support and IT training courses to increase client’s confidence and prepare them for the workplace. The following courses are currently being offered, on a rotational basis:
• Pre-beginner, Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced English
• IELTS preparation
• Conversation Café
• One to One English
• IT and Numeracy
• Digital Skills Connecting clients with businesses We give a central role to businesses, involving them directly in finding employment solutions for refugees. As part of our services, clients can attend employment workshops with our 20+ corporate partners and apply to work experience placements when available. Our corporate partnerships team is also constantly developing relationships with businesses to bring their job opportunities closer to our clients.