• 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

Advisory Network Seminars

To these organisations and individuals, who have participated in seminars and used Transitions' services, thank you.

Employers

Action Aid Blue Ventures British Waterways Brunel University Carillion Circle Housing Charities Evaluation Services Crossrail EDF Energy Kew Gardens Kingston Council KPMG London Community Credit Union UK National Grid Network Rail RedR Humanitarian Aid Refugee Action Kingston VSO International Siemens Sainsbury’s Moracle Notting Hill

Professional bodies & associations

British Chemical Engineering Association Bond International Development CIWEM Institution of Civil Engineers The Institution of Engineering & Technology Institution of Mechanical Engineers Action Sustainability Inclusive Employers Women into Construction women into science and engineering Brunel University women’s programme Andrew Connelly

Jobcentre Plus and Work Programme lead organisation

A4E Work Programmes Job Centre Plus

Other refugee supporting agencies

Olmec Employability Forum RAGU Olmec Refugee Council RWA

Transitions Stakeholders' Advisory Network Seminars

Meets approximately every 4 months to exchange good practice and advise Transitions.

15-20 representative participants at each meeting with 30% ringfenced places for refugee professionals themselves.

Thurs 16th March - Transitions’ Stakeholders’ Seminar #19: Exploring Assessment and Equivalencing Qualifications and Experience of

Seminar to showcase Good Practice: Inclusive Employer Engagement with Refugee Engineers

Exploring Assessment and Equivalencing of Qualifications and Experience of refugee engineers - By Sheila Heard

Securing & maintaining standards comparability to enable professional mobility

Route to UK engineer employment with Naric SOC and IET membership - by Hasan Abosharfo

Naric Qualification Equivalencing Services Lisa Collett Transitions seminar

Transitions seminar Thurs 16th March: action notes

Wed 22nd February 2017 - Seminar to showcase Good Practice: Inclusive Employer Engagement with Refugee Engineers

Seminar to showcase Good Practice: Inclusive Employer Engagement with Refugee Engineers

Seminar to showcase Good Practice: Inclusive Employer Engagement with Refugee Engineers (summary)

Seminar to showcase Good Practice: Inclusive Employer Engagement with Refugee Engineers (presentation)

20th Oct 2016 - Transitions’ Stakeholders’ Seminar: Positive Action in Talent Attraction pipelines: the case for and against

Transitions’ Stakeholders’ Seminar: Positive Action in Talent Attraction pipelines: the case for and against

Arcadis transitions traineeship

Transitions Advisory Network Seminar #17: Exploring positive action in talent attraction pipelines

Fair Hiring and Evenbreak

M.B: Career Overview

23 June 2016 - Large recruitment services and small agencies: collaboration for social value

Social Enterprise Business Case seminar hosted by SEUK

Large recruitment services and small agencies: collaboration for social value

Transitions Advisory Network Seminar #16: Exploring collaboration between recruitment services, for social value

Working with In House Recruitment

Experience of recruitment services by a Transitions candidate

June 2016 - LARGE RECRUITMENT SERVICES AND SMALL AGENCIES: COLLABORATION FOR SOCIAL VALUE

LARGE RECRUITMENT SERVICES AND SMALL AGENCIES: COLLABORATION FOR SOCIAL VALUE

22nd April 2016 - Social Enterprise Recruitment Agencies - The Business Case

Social Enterprise Business Case seminar hosted by SEUK

Social Enterprise UK Seminar-The business case for social enterprise recruitment services

NOTES: Social enterprise recruitment business case seminar

Social Enterprise UK: SOCIAL ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT AGENCIES-THE BUSINESS CASE - Kevin Bowsher, QPM

John Blackmore - Action West London PPP SEUK Event - April 2016

Terms of Reference TSAN

Terms of Reference TSAN

25th Nov 2015 - Exploring UK Media response to refugee employment

Programme Transitions Seminar Exploring UK Media response to refugee employment in UK

TSAN 25th November minutes - Media Representation of Refugees

25th June 2015 Transitions Seminar Exploring supporting jobseeking women refugee professionals

Minutes - Supporting Women Refugee Professionals

Programme Transitions Seminar Exploring supporting jobseeking women refugee professionals Thurs 25th June 2015 2-5pm

TSAN June 2015 Women Professionals with refugee background

TSAN Presentation YK Woman Site Manager June 2015

Transitions Seminar RWA Jasmina Dimitrijevic

19th March 2015 Seminar supported by Network Rail: Exploring Inclusive Engineering

Transitions seminar supported by Network Rail - Exploring Inclusive Engineering 19/03/15

Participants Transitions Advisory Network seminar 19/03/15

13th November 2014 - Exploring Measuring Impact

TSAN Minutes

Exploring Measuring Impact

Change Activities & Factors Identified & Ways To Measure Change

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Theory Of Change Framework Diagramme

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24th June 2014 - Exploring UK Professional Bodies’ & Skills/Trade Organisations’ engagement with jobseeking graduate professionals with refugee background

Exploring UK Professional Bodies’ & Skills/Trade Organisations’ engagement with jobseeking graduate professionals with refugee background

Transitions 10th Advisory Network Seminar Minutes

EU Skills - Neil Robertson Presentation

Mudher Takialdeen - Electrical Engineer Presentation

23rd January 2014 - Exploring UK Engineering

Exploring Engineering Skills Shortages & BAME Representation

Royal Academy of Engineering Presentation

TSAN Seminar Notes & Recommendations 2014

TSAN Workshop Presentation with Iyob Ghebrekristos

19th September 2013 - CSR & Diversity

CSR and Diversity Management: Transitions Advisory Meeting Notes

Dawn Barker, Crossrail HR Presentation

28th March 2013 - Recruitment Sector

Recruitment Sector Business Outcomes with Refugee Professional Candidates Seminar - Notes

Telecoms Engineer Presentation

Transitions Advisory Meeting Presentation - Recruitment Sector

Exploring the Agency Sector (Linda Marshall)

29th November 2012 - International Development Sector

International Development Sector and Transitions Candidates

29th June 2012 - Transferring overseas qualifications and experience to the UK

Transferring overseas qualifications and experience: Engineering

24th February 2013 - Media

Effect of Media on Refugee Un/Employment

4th November 2011 - Internships

Exploring Employers’ Engagement with Internships for Highly Skilled Refugees

24th June 2011 - Volunteering

Highly skilled Volunteering while being a Jobcentre Plus Customer

Transitions is also a founding member of the RCAN network of professional refugee advisers. Meets around every 3 months to maintain collaboration and exchange good practice.

Transitions is an active member of Social Enterprise UK and Social Enterprise Sutton.

UK NARIC Guide

Naric guide prepared in consultation with Transitions.

NARIC Guide

Business In The Community

ORB

Social Enterprise

Social Enterprise

CDI

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: