Screening: Permission to work

People with Refugee Status have permission to work in the UK in any profession at all skill levels. They can compete for work along with everyone else. They already have leave to remain and a national insurance number and have no need for sponsorship or a visa. Page 22: Anyone who is granted permission to remain in the UK as a refugee or who is granted humanitarian protection has unrestricted access to the labour market. A refugee may demonstrate their work entitlement through their Biometric Residence Permit. Refugees are not asylum seekers. Asylum seekers are usually not allowed to work by the Home Office. If they are, we support asylum seekers too with employment services.

My CEO asked how I had managed to secure such a competent and well experienced candidate for the role. A graduate engineer, experience on steam systems, knowledge of Delta (a competitor technology), hands on capabilities to run the machine shop work, as well as CAD and solid works experience so he could develop his role elsewhere in the business in time. He's a perfect fit.

Isobel Wales, Director of Operations for an international Bristol-based engineering company



Meet our current candidates

All our candidates are professionals with between 2 and 25 years' Engineering, Architecture and/or Business Services experience. They have overseas Degrees and Masters qualifications that are approved to be UK equivalent by NARIC and/or UK professional bodies. And around 40% of our candidates have qualified again in the UK with additional Degrees and Masters qualifications. Yet, without UK experience, finding a job is difficult. That's why we exist.