Refugee support

We’re Breaking Barriers so every refugee can access meaningful employment and build a new life.

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At Breaking Barriers we welcome refugees into meaningful employment with one-to-one advice and guidance, education, and training.

We currently provide support to refugees over the age of 18 years across Birmingham, Glasgow, Greater Manchester, Liverpool and London.

Breaking Barriers earned my trust; the team are incredibly patient and informative which helped build my confidence and knowledge of the UK job market. I was provided with various support and now I am currently working at Mayer Brown in my dream job role and looking towards the future.

Yohana, Mayer Brown

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Different ways we can support you


We offer one-to-one, personalised, employment support. We believe it’s not just about getting a job, it’s about finding meaning and purpose in the work that you do. That's why we are here wherever you are in your employment journey.

Different ways we can support you


Our education programme provides you with the skills that you need to succeed in your career, or to access further study in the UK, including English classes and IT and digital skills.

Different ways we can support you

Skills building

We work with businesses from a wide range of industries. Many of our partners offer workshops, mentoring and work experience opportunities so that you can build your employability skills.

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If you're from a refugee background, or would like to refer someone from a refugee background, send us your details and our team will be happy to help you.

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Breaking Barriers gave me hope, helped me get a job, and as a result I brought my wife to the UK. I work as a manager at the Good Hope Cafe and I am also trained as a barista however my wife and I dream of starting a business together. The way Breaking Barriers helps people is great, they have good personalities, treat people well and I trust them

Mohsen, Good Hope Cafe

Breaking Barriers made my life so much easier, I am so impressed by the support I received. Lots of hard work went into getting a job, but Breaking Barriers literally broke the barriers that were preventing me from getting a job. They are bridging the gap to the UK job market, and they have been fantastic.

Onome, Jojo Maman Bebe