- The Growth Company (GC) will deliver the Refugee Employability programme across Yorkshire and the Humber.
- The programme will help refugees into work, providing comprehensive support and training.
- Comments from our managing director for employment, Michelle Leeson.
The Growth Company has won the contract to deliver the Home Office Refugee Employability Programme across Yorkshire and the Humber.
The programme will support refugees into sustained employment by providing individually tailored employability sessions, English language tuition, and help with job applications and access to vocational training.
The programme will also support refugees with community integration which may include accessing services such as GPs, job centres, transport, or signposting to community groups and mental health services, with a focus on providing locally informed advice to best support refugees to settle and thrive.
Michelle Leeson, Managing Director of GC Employment, said: “The Growth Company is an award-winning social enterprise, with a strong track record of providing employability support to a range of communities and groups across the North of England.
“The opportunity to support refugees to integrate and gain sustainable employment aligns to our core vision and builds on our award-winning United for Ukraine initiative, and we look forward to partnering with charities and other organisations to deliver this crucial service.”
The Growth Company is an award-winning social enterprise with a mission to enable growth, create jobs and improve lives, providing individuals and businesses with a wide range of services that improve employment, skills, investment and enterprise for the benefit of all.
If you work with refugees across the Yorkshire and Humber region and would like to find out more about the programme, please contact Alex Howley; alex.howley[at]gcemployment.uk.
If you are passionate about making a difference and would like to work with us on the Refugee Employability Programme, visit our careers page and take a look at our vacancies.