• 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

Register with Transitions

Welcome to the Registration page. If you would like to apply for registration or for further information, there are a range of ways to contact Transitions. We will try to respond to you within 3 working days.

Step One - Check eligibility for Transitions' Services

Selection Criteria

When an application form is received for any Transitions services, Transitions will follow a transparent, candidate centred process to learn if the client satisfies the following strict selection criteria. If the candidate does not, then Transitions programmes are not currently the best route to follow. For example, there may be a need for English development or significant careers guidance or another suitable service already exists (eg Health and Teaching professionals) Transitions will explain this to the candidate & suggest other agencies for support at that time.

Eligibility criteria for Transitions services

1. Potential candidate has permission to work. Evidence of immigration status will be needed. (All Home Office responses to asylum applications that provide permission to work are eligible. UK citizenship is also eligible, unless not permitted by an external funder)

2. Living in London and has been in the UK for less than approximately 6 years

3. Business English level ESOL level 2 standard at least. Tested by written exercise and spoken interview.

4. Employment requirements

a) A professional in terms of career focus and skill level (i.e at least either an overseas or UK graduate or with significant occupational experience and at least approximately level 6 - Degree skills level).

b) Already has clear informed choice of profession and wishes further employment support. (not education/training support) Tested by written exercise.

c) Does not need to gain further qualifications in order to find skilled job in their profession and does not have such a large career gap as to make retraining necessary. (assessed on a case by case basis)

5. Transitions Application Form and Written Assessment.

Step two - Fill in Transitions application form

Step three - Send form to us

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To know more please contact us at:

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