Employment and training

UAF - Stichting voor Vluchteling-Studenten (Foundation for Refugee Students)

UAF is the oldest refugee organisation in the Netherlands, providing financial, social and academic support to refugees and asylum seekers who want to further their education or have their previous education and skills recognised. Support is concentrated in three areas: financial aid for studies, advice and guidance and employment assistance.

Labour Market Training Programme and Swedish for Immigrants - Swedish Ministry of Labour, Swedish for Immigrants and Gävleborg County Administrative Board

‘Swedish for Immigrants’ (SFI) is the national language learning course offered for a minimum of two years to all immigrants in Sweden. The programme is compulsory for resettled refugees and their financial benefits can depend on attendance. In 2009, SFI added a vocational training component to the language training. The programme is the first of its kind in Sweden and is currently carried out in ten municipalities across Gävleborg. The Labour Market Training courses amount to 25 hours per week and are taken in addition to the required 15 hours of Swedish.

Manpower Inc Work Placements - Refugee Action UK and Manpower Inc

Refugee Action, a UK charity, and Manpower Inc, an international employment agency, set up a work placement programme to give refugees an opportunity to get work experience in the UK and to develop their skills and knowledge for future employment. After applying to advertised placements, refugees can then be offered a real work context to use their reading, writing, verbal and listening skills. The unpaid placement is full-time, Monday to Friday for two weeks.