London resident Refugee professionals with industry-standard University qualifications, UK settlement visa already awarded (Biometric Residence Permit) and untapped skills and experience

All our candidates already hold Degrees or Masters qualifications and between 2 and 25 years' professional experience overseas. They know that they need to keep their skills updated. On average, 40% of our candidates hold both overseas and UK Degrees or Masters. Most have worked already to British or Eurocode or American standards overseas. We assist all our candidates in the process of joining their British professional body. We assist every candidate to check the Naric opinion of the UK equivalence of their Overseas Degrees or Masters. Most are seen as having the equivalent qualification to a UK Bachelor Degree or Masters.

All our candidates have full permission to work in the UK

Refugee professionals bring international skills and experience, new perspectives and creativity to workforces

They bridge skills gaps and help meet inclusion targets. It makes business sense.

Our 3-6 month Returner placements add value quickly

They’re a fast, proven way to bring sought-after, skilled, experienced and compliant engineers into your organisation.

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We work with some of the best organisations in engineering. We're always keen to work with new clients too.

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What our clients say

Joe Shahmoradian, Head of Recruitment (Apps UK)Joe Shahmoradian, Head of Recruitment (Apps UK)Capgemini
"At Capgemini we want to build a workplace that reflects the diversity of our clients and sound data shows that diversity of thought is what drives companies forward. Ultimately weknow diverse teams have a positive ...
Barbra Carlisle, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, ArcadisBarbra Carlisle, Diversity & Inclusion Lead, ArcadisArcadis
“I am always interested to see what Transitions are up to – you play such an important role in enabling people to get back into (professional) work.”
Dawn Barker, Head of HRDawn Barker, Head of HRCrossrail
“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.“
Sharon Goymer, Resourcing Manager - Development ProgrammesSharon Goymer, Resourcing Manager - Development ProgrammesNational 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 ...

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