STEP is a project that we were commissioned by the local council to deliver, through AMIF funding received by World Jewish Relief. We were asked to work with newly arrived refugees, predominately from Syria and Iraq but not exclusively, to help them gain the skills and confidence they needed to move into employment. We source volunteering placements to help with work skills and English practice. We offer support as they settle into their new local communities and help them gain confidence.
Through this project we offer an accredited ESOL Employability course that supports newly arrived refugees work to understand how to apply for work in the UK, how to look and maintain jobs, how to apply themselves and the skills they have. The course is paired with volunteering to ensure that participants gain practical experience in an area of interest to them and gain real work experience in the UK they can use on their CV moving forward. The course is designed to be taught to those who do not speak English as a first language and supports individuals in developing their English language.