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English for Work

BB Education | Customer Service Training In April, four new English classes started in WeWork buildings in Shoreditch and Southbank, which means 26 Breaking Barriers clients are working on their English skills to improve their chances of employment. From...

Law Firm Provides Employability Training for Refugees

Employment Academy | Ashurt I.T Skills Training Our clients are always asking for more IT training, so this month we worked with two of our legal corporate partners to run Excel workshops. Mayer Brown kicked off with a beginners...

Breaking Barriers CEO Matthew Powell listed on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30

We are delighted to announce our CEO, Matthew Powell, has been listed on this year’s Forbes 30 Under 30, making him one of Europe’s 30 most influential social entrepreneurs under 30! ‘This award is recognition of the amazing hard...

Happy New Year

Happy New Year We are looking forward to continuing our growth and impact into 2018! We are delighted to welcome 5 new corporate partnerships, across 4 different programmes, for this upcoming year. Grant Thornton will be joining our Employment...

BB Exhibit 2017 | Claiming a New Place on Earth

‘Claiming a New Place on Earth’ Proudly supported by: Thousands of teenagers arrive in the UK every year seeking asylum, some with family members, many on their own. Many have missed out on an education and are scarred by...

Council funding enables us to help hundred of London refugees – Simi’s story

We’ve received funding from the European Social Fund and London Councils to help hundreds of refugees like Simi rebuild their lives through training and employment. In August this year, 18-year-old Simi was homeless – awaiting official refugee status from...

Refugees of London: Yohana

We had the pleasure of interviewing Yohana from our BB Futures programme about her “dream job” and the barriers she faced to employment. Yohana, originally from Eritrea, is currently on placement at Mayer Brown working as a CSR Assistant. ...

What’s the key message to business in the UK?

We wouldn’t expect business to be able to do this on their own, for all the challenges we’ve talked about. But business is an obvious partner; business drives employment and benefits from a more productive and integrated society. Breaking...