Here is the text from the 2012 Home Office guidance on employing refugees. The document includes photographs of the documents that refugees are given, providing them with unrestricted permission to work for 5 years in the UK.
An asylum seeker whose claim is successful is granted refugee status. Refugees are foreign nationals or stateless people who we have allowed to remain in the UK because they have demonstrated a well founded fear of persecution for one of the reasons listed in the 1951 Geneva Convention.
Humanitarian protection can be granted to those who do not qualify for protection under the 1951 Geneva Convention. This would be if there is a real risk that if they were removed to their country of origin they would face serious harm.
Refugees and those with humanitarian protection have no restrictions on the type of work they can do, as long as they continue to hold this qualifying status. These individuals do not have to meet the tests of the points based system, and you do not need to be a sponsor under this scheme to employ someone of one of these statuses. We are committed to the integration of refugees and those with humanitarian protection.
(page 49 of second link document: ‘Comprehensive guidance…’)
Transitions is happy to take responsibility for the ID confirmation of our interns and hired candidates.
Transitions has collated this information in good faith and is providing it as collated secondary resource information. Please refer to the Home Office for formal advice and confirmation of ID documents for interns or staff who are not Transitions staff.