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.

To reduce the spread of Coronavirus we are currently providing mentoring by phone, email and video call. 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