Who we support

During this lockdown period Transitions is taking enquiries but is not starting services for new candidates yet. We are constantly reviewing the situation. Thanks for your patience. We assist refugee degree qualified professionals living in London who specialise in roles related to engineering, architecture and business services, such as civil, electrical, mechanical engineers, project managers, design and site engineers, architects, accountants, business development professionals, data and marketing professionals.

We seek to assist you find work in the field of your experience. But we can’t retrain or re-educate you if you want to change professions.

What you need

You must:

  • be able to prove your Immigration status and right to work
  • have at least ESOL level 2 (ie Advanced) Business English - confirmed with us by doing a written test and a spoken interview
  • have a relevant graduate degree or equivalent, and have at least two years' specific occupational experience
  • live in London and have been in the UK for less than 5 years. Your professional career gap shouldn't be longer than around 6 years.
  • be looking for your first professional job in the UK.

If your circumstances are different to this, you can get support from other organisations.

What we provide

We offer information, advice and guidance:

  1. Build your profile - we help you create a detailed skills portfolio and UK standard CV's.
  2. Match your skills to roles - we can't make promises of jobs but we will guide you in how to spot the right roles.
  3. Paid Returner Placements - we'll do our best to broker a 3 to 6 month paid placement in your profession. You’d be paid at least the London Living Wage (2020: £10.75 per hour).
  4. Find a long term position - after placements, 70% of our placementees are retained by the employer. Most others go on to find relevant jobs.

The relevant UK experience from a Returner Placement helps the journey back into longterm employment. If you don’t immediately get relevant employment, we will continue to support you until you do, if you wish.

UK Jobsearch Information and advice for refugee Engineer, Architecture and Business Services professionals


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