A social enterprise Engineering, Architecture & Business Services recruitment service, underpinned by impartial careers information, advice and guidance. London resident Refugee professionals with industry-standard University qualifications, UK refugee leave to remain 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

Placements are a proven way to bring sought-after, skilled, experienced and compliant engineers into your organisation.

Discuss your hiring needs with us

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

Our social enterprise recruitment service Clients so far...


What our clients say

Xenia Rimmer, Media Relations ManagerXenia Rimmer, Media Relations ManagerNetwork Rail
"We're really pleased that Transitions' partnership with Network Rail is seeing successes." Xenia Rimmer, Media Relations Manager
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.“

Transitions is now a part of the social enterprise Renaisi.

We’re still building more effective and inclusive workforces by accessing the skills of refugee professionals in London.

Renaisi is a large social enterprise with more than 20 years’ experience delivering meaningful and quality support to London’s diverse communities. They create the conditions for strong, inclusive communities to thrive. Renaisi supports people across London to learn, work and feel connected with the community around them, provides research and evaluation services, and explore what it takes to improve places.

Their work includes delivering a programme to help refugees find and sustain employment, funded by the National Community Lottery Fund and European Social Fund (ESF), across 10 London boroughs. Find out more about Renaisi.

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