Employment & Training

Employment

I am seeking a job

For those Ukrainians seeking employment we have a team that have volunteered to help. Please click the button below and complete your Job Seeker Profile. Our team will then reply with suggestions and recommendations.

I am an employer that wants to help

Our employment team are here to find suitable candidates for your job vacancies. Please can you tell us about the vacancies you have and we will endeavour to fill them for you from our pool of Ukrainian job seekers.

Buckinghamshire Skills Hub

Buckinghamshire Skills Hub

Whatever stage of career you are at, the Buckinghamshire Skills Hub is here to help you develop the skills and qualifications you need to be successful in the workplace. They have a webpage (click the icon) aimed at supporting Ukrainian refugees into employment and other support resources.

Buckinghamshire Council

There are a number of businesses offering places for Ukrainians including some cafes, restaurants etc, which are being passed to the Buckinghamshire Council sponsor liaison team. The Council are taking the lead on collecting resources available on supporting refugees, including help with funding and employment.

Impellam Group

Impellam are a large HR agency of the UK helps Ukrainian citizens with employment: they assist in writing a resume, advise on job search and assist in employment. There are vacancies in all spheres, including those without experience, special qualifications or knowledge of English required.

Tech Link Ukraine

Tech Link Ukraine’s mission is to support technologists displaced by the war in Ukraine by providing the opportunity to work and support their families and loved ones.  They will help every step of the way.  They have employers seeking candidates and you can use their business network and relationships to rebuild your career.

The Chartered Institute for IT (British Computer Society)

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is a professional body and a learned society that represents those working in information technology and computer science. They are offering Membership and practical help by opening their networks, expertise, and facilities to all technologists from Ukraine at this time at no cost.

Education & Training

See Kate Fletcher’s thorough guide to the application process covering; Funding and scholarships, Applying on UCAS, Providing evidence of qualifications from Ukraine, IELTS/English level

Babbel has created language courses to help Ukrainians displaced by the war to integrate into other countries. Babbel is offering free access to its language learning app and web platform to displaced Ukrainians who want to learn German, English and Polish.

Buckinghamshire Adult Learning offer Government funded English language courses for Ukrainian refugees from their centres in Aylesbury, High Wycombe, Chesham and Buckingham. For more information and to enrol call Angela Cato on 01296 674463 or email albs@buckinghamshire.gov.uk

More than 400 EF (Education First) teachers volunteer to teach English to displaced people. When our team saw the heart breaking devastation following the invasion of Ukraine, we reacted in the way that EF knows best – by providing online English lessons to people forced to flee their homes.

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Taking a course doesn’t have to be costly, and reed.co.uk features a wide range of Free courses, including classroom based coursesonline courses and distance Learning courses. Eligibility for each course may vary, so it’s important to contact the course provider for full terms and conditions.

From free courses in the English language to articles on mental health and wellbeing. Click the icon to see the free online resources from The Open University.

RefuAid provide access to English language tuition, higher education, finance and employment for refugees and asylum seekers in the UK. Please note that our language support is specifically geared for those with Intermediate language skills and above.

Language Linkers is a mother-daughter founded charity that offers online language lessons, educational support, and conversation sessions to refugees and asylum seekers all over the world.

Take the next step on your creative journey. With Skillshare classes, you can explore a range of topics, tools, and techniques, from photography and graphic design, to drawing and animation. Explore thousands of hands-on creative classes. Be aware that that you need to sign up to a recurring annual charge of £90.00!

Smart Works are based in London but also cover Bucks and they support women only into employment. They help with CVs, career coaching, interview practice but most importantly – they will also provide, for free, interview clothing.

A group of English language teaching professionals have volunteered to provide live, online group lessons to Ukrainian children – to make sure that they can continue with their education.  We will be teaching in age groups – 8 to 10, 11 to 13, 14 to 16. You can book a child’s classes using the link below  We are volunteers and classes are free and open to all Ukrainian children, wherever they may be.

STAR campaigns for and supports the creation of scholarships to improve access to university for people who have claimed asylum in the UK. Here you can find a list of scholarship opportunities in the UK, together with advice for your application and information about other funding opportunities.

Widgit have produced a set of free materials to support refugees during these difficult times. These resources are included in a free pack which will help bridge the language barrier between Ukrainian refugees and their hosts. The pack is available in both Ukrainian and Russian, alongside the language of the host nation.