For many refugees, getting your first job in a new country can be a challenge – employers may be more reluctant to employ you if they don’t recognise your qualifications or work experience or are not able to contact your previous employers for a reference. Similarly, the prospect of working in a different office environment may be daunting.
That’s why, in January 2017, RST started an office internship programme, through which we offer refugees a short internship in our office. Each internship is tailored to the needs and interests of the individual intern, and we support them to learn new skills (and always learn a lot from them too!)
At the end of the internship, we give a certificate outlining all of the amazing work that the intern has done for us, and offer to provide references.