• 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

Transitions is a social enterprise Community Interest Company (C.I.C.) in London with a mission to facilitate a more diverse and equitable skilled jobs market in London and nationally, with particular reference to highly skilled professionals who have refugee protection in the UK.

Refugees have no UK visa requirement.

All our candidates are multilingual graduates in their profession.

Recruitment, specialist advice, collaboration and sharing and influencing good practice are the core of our activities.Our recruitment clients include Arup, Crossrail, National Grid, London Community Credit Union, Circle Housing. Our internship clients include British Waterways, Brunel University, Crossrail, Kew Gardens Research, Network Rail, the Red Cross and RedR Emergency Relief network and VSO. Our candidates Include academics, accountants, architects, community workers, engineers, human resources officers, international development experts, lawyers and scientists.

Employers are looking for skills. Our candidates are looking for jobs and internships. Our specialist service enables potential employers to access the skills of refugee professionals, who not only have occupational, international, skills and no visa requirement, but also represent the diversity of customers and society.

We provide an efficient, business-focused Corporate Responsibility Initiative.

Transitions specialist services do all the screening of qualifications and immigration status, provide expert advice, provide strong candidates for recruitment and set up skilled placements in professional occupations that act as a 'bridge' to competitive, competency based  recruitment.

We do business with good employers who know the corporate value of recruiting a diverse skilled workforce.

Transitions is a member of Social Enterprise UK and the Career Development Institute.

It is a social enterprise company limited by guarantee. Company no. 7609324

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