• EDF Energy

    “I realised from our very first meeting the passion, expertise and proactive outlook .. takes to helping qualified refugees into full time employment. It is also clear that Transitions... is into the next stage of stakeholder engagement and that Transitions is making quite a remarkable impression on a range of stakeholders“

    Karen Elgy, Sustainability Performance Manager, EDF Energy
  • Crossrail

    “It is widely predicted that the UK will need more skilled engineers at both technician and graduate level. Transitions provides a credible source of engineers with the skills and experience to contribute to meeting this need. We encourage engineering companies to engage with Transitions to identify potential opportunities to meet their specific needs.“

    Bola Fatimilehin, Head of Diversity, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Crossrail

    “Transitions provides an invaluable service for its highly-skilled refugee clients and KPMG has been delighted to run a series of employability skills workshops with them for teams of our volunteers. These have been insightful, impactful, rewarding and beneficial for all involved. A great way to put your skills to good use!“

    Corporate Responsibility Team, KPMG
  • National Grid

    "Transitions opens up an avenue for us to recruit a diverse graduate workforce. There's an option for recruiting to more experienced roles too. There's a real demand in the UK for highly skilled candidates in cables and tunnels and this presents a real alternative to find international people without the complexities around international recruitment."

    Sharon Goymer, Resourcing Manager, National Grid
  • Refugee Action Kingston

    "Transitions was able to identify a suitable candidate immediately and pass those details on. Our request was quite specific and only a short-term contract, so it did not attract a lot of general interest. without the use of the service, we may have been short of candidates. We recruited the Transitions candidate."

    Heather Knight, Project Manager, Refugee Action Kingston
  • Circle Housing

    “Demonstrating a clear commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility is an important component of being a modern, inclusive employer of choice. Working with Transitions really is a win win. Skill and talent are brought into your business that meet your business requirements. The team at Transitions have a rigorous matching service that makes it easy to support ready to work refugee professionals.”

    Jen Smith, Group Head of Diversity, Circle Housing Group
  • Crossrail

    "We gained a first-class civil engineer employee as a result of Transitions. The internship and intern was above our expectations.. The refugee community offers a good untapped market."

    Dawn Barker, Head of HR, Crossrail

Events

2017 Events (please  contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a free place) 

November 2017

Wednesday 22nd November 2017 Time: 12.00-3.00pm Refugee-supporting Social Enterprise in supply chains
Venue: School for Social Entrepreneurs - The Fire Station, 139 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2HZ

September 2017

Wednesday 27 th September 2017 2.00-5.00pm Introduction to Effective UK Jobsearch for Refugee Professionals in the UK
Venue: Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, SW4 6RA

Wed 20th September 2017 6pm – 8.30pm Workshop: Peer coaching for refugee professionals
Venue: CAN Mezzanine Borough, 7-14 Great Dover Street, London SE1 4YR

Tuesday 12th September 1.30 – 4.30pm Cross-cultural awareness for successful employment outcomes in UK
Venue: Capgemini, London 40 Holborn Viaduct, EC1N 2PB

July 2017

12th July Launch of the West London EU and Big Lottery funded Building Better Opportunities Refugee Employment 3 year partnership project. Transitions employed candidate presenting to share the pathway opened up by Transitions and Save the Children for her to return to work as an NGO Finance professional


6th July 2017 Now in its 4th year, RecFest is a celebration of all things in-house recruiting and resourcing, with an emphasis on peer-to-peer learning Transitions candidate presentation to audience of 100 plus recruiters: IT Network Engineer on the jobs market, explaining his skills, the barriers he’s facing and the business opportunity for recruiters.


June 2017

Monday 26th June 2017 time – to be confirmed (2.5 hours) LinkedIn workshop for jobseeking Refugee Engineer Professionals
Venue: LinkedIn Offices, 77-91 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1DG (closest tube: Tottenham Court Rd)



March 2017

Thurs 16th March Time: 2.00pm-5.00pm Transitions’ Stakeholders’ Seminar #19: Exploring Assessment and Equivalencing Qualifications and Experience of refugee Graduate engineers
Venue: Carillion, London


February 2017

Wed 22nd February 2017 Time: 10.00am-12.00noon Seminar to showcase Good Practice: Inclusive Employer Engagement with Refugee Engineers
Venue: Royal Academy of Engineering Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace SW1Y 5DG


2016 Events (please  contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a free place) 

December 2016

Monday 5th December 2016 3.00-5.30pm Feedback & Coaching on mock Powerpoint Presentations for jobseeking Refugee Engineer Professionals
Venue: Buro Happold, 17 Newman Street, London W1T 1PD

November 2016

Thursday 24th Nov 2016 2.00-5.00pm Peer Support Orientation Workshop
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

Friday 11th Nov 2016 2.00pm – 4.00pm Review & Powerpoint/ Video CV preparation Workshop
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

October 2016

Wed 19th October 2016 12.00-2.00pm LinkedIn workshop for jobseeking Refugee Engineer Professionals
Venue: LinkedIn Offices, 77-91 New Oxford Street, WC1A 1DG

Thursday 20th Oct 2016 2.00pm-5.00pm Transitions’ Stakeholders’ Seminar: Positive Action in Talent Attraction pipelines: the case for and against
Venue: Bernard Weatherhill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon, CR0 1EA

September 2016

Wednesday Sept 28th 2016 6.00pm-8.00pm Exploring support by EWB members for jobseeking Refugee Professionals: Engineering, Business & International Development
Venue: Atkins, Euston Tower, 286 Euston Rd, London NW1 3DP

Wednesday Sept 21st 2016 1.00pm-4.00pm Initial Workshop 21/9/16: Support services for Refugee Engineers: Sept 2016 – Feb 2017
Venue: Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, SW4 6RA

July 2016

Tuesday 26th July 2016 2.00pm-5.00pm Introduction to Effective Jobsearch for Refugee Professionals in the UK
Venue: Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, SW4 6RA

June 2016

Thursday 23rd June 2016 2.00pm-5.00pm LARGE RECRUITMENT SERVICES AND SMALL AGENCIES: COLLABORATION FOR SOCIAL VALUE
Venue: Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, SW4 6RA

Tuesday 7 June 2016 2.00pm-5.00pm Effective assessment and presentation of technical engineering skills
Venue: Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, SW4 6RA

April 2016

Friday 22nd April 10.00am-1.00pm The business case for social enterprise recruitment services
Venue: Centre for Social Impact, 2nd Floor, 139 Tooley Street, London SE1 2HZ

Wednesday 6th April 10.00pm-2.00pm Introduction to Linked in for Effective Jobsearch & Career Networking for Refugee Professionals in the UK
Venue: TBA

March 2016

Wednesday 30th March 1.30pm-4.30 pm Arcadis staff workshop: Engineering CV skills profiling and Interview Presentation Skills Coaching for refugee engineering professionals & Arcadis staff
Venue: Arcadis - 34 York Way, London N1 9AB. Near King’s Cross station

Wednesday 16th March 2.00pm-5.00pm Introduction to Effective Jobsearch for Refugee Professionals in the UK
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

2015 Events (please  contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a free place) 

December 2015

Friday 4th December 9.30am-12.30pm. Oliver Wyman Staff Workshop: Graduate level CV skills Profiling and Interview Presentation Skills Coaching for Refugee Business, Engineering and International Development Professionals
Venue: Oliver Wyman, 55 Baker Street, London W1U 8EW (closest tube, Baker Street)

November 2015

Wednesday 25th December 2.00pm-5.00pm. Programme Transitions Seminar Exploring UK Media response to refugee employment in UK
Venue: Stockwell Resource Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, SW4 6RA
TSAN 25th November minutes - Media Representation of Refugees

October 2015

Wednesday 7th October 2.00-5.00pm. Computer room workshop: Self-assessment & market assessment
Venue: The Computer room, Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London, SW4 6RA

Monday 5th October 2.00-5.00pm.  Workshop with the IET Engineering Professional Body Orientation workshop for Refugee Engineers
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

September 2015
Tuesday 29th September 2015 2.00pm-5.00pm.  National Grid Transitions workshop
Venue: National Grid offices, 1-3 Strand, London WC2N 5EH 

Friday 18th September 2015 6.30pm-8.30pm.  Transitions Peer support Workshop programme
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

July 2015

Wednesday 1st July  2.00-5.00pm. Introduction to Effective Jobsearch for Refugee Professionals in the UK workshop
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

June 2015

Thursday 25th June 2.00-5.00pm. Transitions Advisory Network Seminar:  Exploring supporting jobseeking refugee women professionals 
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre, 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

April 2015

Thursday 19th March. 12-4pm. Exploring inclusive practices: Refugee professional business services job and intern applicants
Venue: Inclusive Employers, 19 Short Street, London SE1 8LJ

March 2015

Thursday 19th March. 12-4pm. Exploring Inclusive Engineering
Venue: Network Rail, Assessment in the Line Office, Platform One, Euston Station, London, NW1 2BT

2nd March. 2-5pm. Introduction to Effective Jobsearch for Refugee Professionals in the UK
Venue: Stockwell Community Centre 1 Studley Road, Stockwell, London SW4 6RA

2014 Events

October 2014

EDF Telephone Interview Skills staff coaching workshop for Transitions candidates. http://transitionslondon.blogspot.co.uk/

June 2014
27th June KPMG Interview Skills staff coaching workshop for Transitions candidates.
12th June Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network (TSAN) Seminar on theme of Professional Bodies, Sector Skills Councils and Naric support for refugee professionals.
March 2014
14th March FDM Graduate skills session for Transitions candidates.
February 2014
4th February  Orientation workshop for candidates recently registered with Transitions. Speaker: Biniam Haddish, Electrical Engineer now working for National Grid.
Jan 2014
28 January  Meeting with Thames Tideway Tunnel/CH2MHill colleagues team with presentation by Afghan engineer candidate.
23 January Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network (TSAN) meeting on theme of  Engineering Skills shortages and under-representation of refugee and other BAME engineers. Kindly sponsored by Royal Academy of Engineering. See Advisory Network tab for details.

2013 Events

Oct 2013
Presentation to BITC (Business in the Community) diversity team with presentation by Syrian engineer candidate.
Collaborative commissioned CSR workshop with KPMG: Effective graduate jobsearch, interview skills and addressing refugee barriers. Hosted by KPMG. Presentation by Eritrean Statistician candidate.
Sept 2013
Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network (TSAN) meeting: Exploring Corporate Social Responsibility, Diversity management and employment initiatives with refugee professional candidates. Presentation by Eritrean Civil Engineer, now employed by Crossrail.
August 2013
Collaborative workshop delivered by Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) for 5 refugee civil engineers, from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Iran and Syria. Hosted by ICE.
July 2013
Collaborative commissioned CSR workshop with KPMG: Effective graduate jobsearch and addressing refugee barriers. Hosted by KPMG. Presentation by Sustainable Fisheries business candidate.
July 2013
Mock telephone interviews with National Grid.
June 2013
Collaborative commissioned workshop with National Grid: Effective graduate jobsearch and addressing refugee barriers. 4 Transitions candidate speakers. Sharon Goymer & Jane Lees (National Grid HR). Hosted by National Grid.
June 2013
Candidates workshop: Orientation in effective professional jobsearch.  Speaker: Samuel Negassi (Community worker, former Transitions candidate)
May 2013
Collaborative workshop with Flow Caritas recruitment agency: Effective graduate jobsearch. Speakers: Simin Cox (Transitions), Alex Hayes, (Flow Caritas). Hosted by Flow Caritas.
March 2013
Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network (TSAN) meeting: Recruitment sector and refugee candidates. Speaker: telecommunications engineer (Virgin Media telecoms engineer, former Transitions candidate), Linda Marshall (HR consultant)
March 2013
Collaborative staff meeting with TXM Engineering recruit. Speaker: Mudher Takialdeen (Transitions). Hosted by TXM.
February 2013
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Ahmedin Ali (Careers Adviser & Oxfam Humanitarian Protection staff, former Transitions candidate)

2012 Events

December 2012
CSR Staff volunteering workshop: Sutton Council and Sutton Volunteer Centre (host & facilitator)  Speaker: Tesfaldet Okubayes (Penha and Red Cross staff, former Transitions candidate). Hosted by Sutton Council.
November 2012
Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network meeting: International Development/Humanitarian Protection Agencies & inclusion of refugee development professionals. Speakers: Benti Debella (Transitions) & Tarik Begic (Redr). Hosted by Redr.
November 2012
Talent attraction and support workshop: National Grid.  Speakers: Sharon Goymer (National Grid) and Biniam Haddish (National Grid electrical engineer, former Transitions candidate)
October 2012
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop.  Speaker: Azadeh Mashhadiagha (Careers adviser, former refugee).
September 2012
Situational Judgement Tests Orientation workshop. Speaker: Simon Foley, cut-e testing
September 2012
Professional body orientation workshop: the IET. Speaker: Dick Bacon (The IET)
September 2012
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Jen Smith (Circle Housing)
June 2012
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Biniam Haddish (National Grid electrical engineer, former Transitions candidate)
June 2012
Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network meeting: Engineering - transferring overseas qualifications & experience for refugee professionals. Speakers: Iraqi engineer (Transitions) & Katherine Latta (Naric)
May 2012
Journalism orientation collaborative workshop for refugee journalists.  Speaker:  Eva Sanchis (Journalist).  Hosted by Migrants Resource Centre.
May 2012
Presentation skills for graduate programme assessments workshop.  4 candidate presentations. Speaker: Roger Townsend (consultant/adviser)
April 2012
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: IT Engineer (IT support engineer, former Transitions candidate)
February 2012
Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network (TSAN) meeting: Effect of UK media on employment and integration of refugee professionals. Speaker: Kibreab Kidane (now London Community Credit Union internal auditer, former Transitions candidate)
February 2012
Assessment Centre orientation workshop.  Speaker: Roger Townsend (consultant/adviser)

2011 Events

November  2011
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Kau Belleh (Refugee Community Organisation manager)
September 2011
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Accountant (Former Transitions candidate)
July 2011
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Berhe Kesete (Environment Agency Water Engineer, former refugee & client)
May 2011
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Moyra Rushby (Housing Action Community Trust)
February 2011
Effective professional jobsearch orientation workshop. Speaker: Moyra Rushby (Housing Action Community Trust)

Funding & Earned Income

Thank you to the following organisations for grant funding to Transitions.

Esmee Fairbairn Esmee Fairbairn

Thank you to the following organisations for commissioning paid services by Transitions, including corporate staff, Transitions candidate workshops, Transitions seminars and Transitions employment agency services (A-Z).

ARUP Blue Ventures Crossrail EDF Energy IET KPMG LCCU National Grid Refugee Kingston Royal Academy of Engineering

Business In The Community

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Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise

CDI

Business Hours

Our support is available 8 Hours a day

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

Contact Support

  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: