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Refugee Employability Programme

Preparing refugees for work and life in England

The Refugee Employability Programme (REP) deliver this service for the Home Office, providing individual support and a learning plan from your own Case Manager, so you can improve your English and career skills.

The Refugee Employability Programme can help you for up to 18 months with:

  • Learning English
  • Work experience
  • Accessing health services
  • Skills and training
  • Finding and staying in work
  • Settling in.

How do I know if I can apply?

You can apply for the scheme if you are:

  • A refugee
  • Have indefinite leave to remain (known as settled status), or on the 5-year pathways to settled status
  • Are unemployed
  • Live in the North West
  • Need extra support to find a job
  • Have not used this service before
  • And have come into the UK by one of the following routes:
    • UK Resettlement Scheme
    • Afghan Citizen Resettlement Scheme
    • Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy
    • Refugee Family Reunion
    • Granted Refugee Permission to Stay
    • Arrived through the Mandate Resettlement Scheme or Community Sponsorship
    • New Plan for Immigration

If you think you are eligible, visit the REP website and complete the online form.

Visit the Refugee Employability Programme

You can also visit GOV.UK - Refugee Employability Programme for more information.