This project supports around 25 refugees a year to improve their employment prospects.

Offers information, guidance and support to:

  • Explore short and long term career routes and goals.
  • Gain recognition of overseas qualifications via UK NARIC or other professional bodies.
  • Practise English.
  • Gain unpaid work, including volunteering or shadowing, experience.
  • Find jobs.
  • Improve the quality of job applications.
  • Practise interview skills.
  • Improve computer skills.
  • Access other services and networks.

Who provides the service?

Mentoring is provided by a project manager and volunteer mentor. Mentors have at least 15 years UK work history, with experience in different sectors and a variety of roles. All volunteers have undergone Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

How is mentoring provided?

  • For up to 5 months.
  • 5 hours commitment each month.
  • Can be face-to-face, by email or video calls, in the day or early evening.
  • A regular newsletter with information about local and online opportunities, including training, courses or jobs.
  • Optional workshops and social events.

This project is currently offering a reduced service. To find out more email

The Mentoring Project is accredited with a national quality mark for mentoring, the Mentoring and Befriending Approved Provider Standard. 

We welcome feedback from refugees and volunteers to