Work experience for refugees in Scotland
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 culture may be daunting.
We offer refugees the opportunity to volunteer with us during a short internship in our office. Each internship is tailored to the needs and interests of the individual, and we support you to learn new skills and carry out a project of your own.
We always learn a lot from our interns, and greatly value the contributions you make to our work.
At the end of the internship, we give a certificate outlining all of the amazing work that you have done for us. We can also offer to give you professional references when you apply for your next position.