Transitions is a specialist, collaborative, not-for-profit careers and employment service in London. Our candidates are highly skilled people with refugee backgrounds, mostly STEM professionals (engineers and architects) and business service professionals (accountants, administrators and IT professionals). We are funded by Grants and by social enterprise services to Corporates.

We specialise in supporting employers to engage with jobseeking refugee STEM professionals (engineers and architects) and business services professionals (accountants, administrators and IT professionals). We are collaborative and always refer candidates and employers to other specialist refugee supporting organisations where they exist, for example, we refer refugee health professionals to other organisations for assistance.

Our overall aim is to contribute to an equitable skilled jobs market, with particular reference to highly skilled refugees in London.

We believe in corporate responsibility, social enterprise and collaboration. We are a regulated not-for-profit Community Interest Company and are keen to see Statutory Services increase for refugees and to deliver partnership services for those Statutory Bodies along with other refugee supporting organisations. We work in London, engaging with responsible employers and with professional bodies, providing quality, impartial, indepth careers support services to candidates, collaborating with other refugee supporting organisations, empowering our candidates to speak for themselves directly to decision-makers.

We provide inclusive workforce services including indepth, free, 1-1 Careers Support Services for candidates, social enterprise graduate and experienced talent acquisition services, positive action internships, Corporate Responsibility staff volunteering and information and advice services to employers & Professional Bodies in London.

Refugees have the right to work in the UK without a work permit or a visa. They have a Refugee Status biometric ID card and a UK National Insurance number, both giving them full permission to work in any job. Many employers and recruitment consultants are not aware of this. Refugees are fully entitled to work and should not be treated as part of the points based system.

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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: