• Transitions is a specialist, collaborative, not-for-profit careers and employment service in London

    Specialists in supporting refugee engineers, accountants and administrators and people with expertise in the international development sector

    Overall our aim is to contribute to an equitable skilled jobs market, with particular reference to highly skilled refugees in London
  • Carillion PLC
  • Oliver Wyman Ltd
  • National Grid
  • Crossrail
  • Business In The Community
  • Royal Academy of Engineering
  • KPMG
  • Circle Housing Group
  • EDF Energy
  • Network Rail
  • British Red Cross
  • RedR UK
  • Civil Society
  • Blue Ventures
  • Refugee Action Kingston
  • Refugee Action Kingston

Thanks to these employers, who have either hired commercially from Transitions or hosted work experience placements or commissioned workshops

Free 1 to 1

Free 1 to 1 careers support for
refugee professionals

Talent Acquisition

Information & advice for employers & professional bodies in London

Talent Acquisition

Experienced talent acquisition services
positive action internships

Our Candidates

Our candidates are professional people who have been forced to migrate because of the dangerous situations in their home country including: accountants, community workers, environmentalists, graphic designers, aid and international development and human rights professionals, lawyers, scientists and statisticians. They come from countries such as Afghanistan, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Iran, Iraq, Myanmar (Burma), Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zimbabwe. All Transitions clients are forced migrants (the Home Office term is Refugee).

Our Employers

Our employers are organisations that understand and value effective diversity management. Refugee professionals have skills. Employers have jobs to fill with suitable candidates. Ensuring that these candidates are included, rather than excluded, in the competitive recruitment mix is good for corporate aims and objectives.

All Candidates

All candidates have full permission to work (with a national insurance number) already and do not require a visa. All are graduates. Many have re-qualified (if necessary) in the UK and many have international work experience. All Transitions candidates must possess advanced English language skills and are multilingual.

Business In The Community


Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise


Business Hours

Our support is available 8 Hours a day

Monday-Friday: 9am - 5pm
Weekend: Closed

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  A highly skilled refugee should rebuild their career for everyone’s benefit", Transitions Founder Sheila Heard speaks on Share Radio:

  Jon Hull, Group Head of Resourcing, Carillion Plc talks about inclusion of refugees in resourcing:

  Transitions services - Financial Services professional employed in London:

  Collaborating with other refugee supporting agencies - Louise Salmon RAGU London Met University: