BB Prospects refers to the unique way that Breaking Barriers engages with businesses. Our corporate partners offer paid work experience placements and permanent job opportunities – starting at London Living Wage – to help harness the skills and knowledge of refugees and enable them to thrive in the UK.

BB Prospects is the umbrella programme encompassed of two sub-programmes BB Academy and BB Opportunities.

BB Academy

Opportunities to apply for paid work experience and training

Our award-winning Academy programme offers clients from a range of relevant backgrounds the opportunity to apply for bespoke, paid work placements. Academy placements are designed to prepare clients for a permanent role in their chosen professional field. Alongside offering work experience opportunities, Breaking Barriers provides intensive support, training and mentoring to help refugees find jobs that are meaningful and fufilling.

BB Opportunities

Opportunities to apply for Living Wage jobs

Through the BB Opportunities programme, Breaking Barriers partners with businesses who offer permanent Living Wage job opportunities for our eligible clients. We maintain contact with and provide post-employment support to every client who finds a role with one of our partners for up to twelve months, which assists with their continuing personal and professional development.

refugee support | BB Prospects

Connecting you with businesses across London


Businesses that have offered placements or jobs through Breaking Barriers

Are you able to offer a placement or permanent job opportunity?

BB Opportunities Client | IKEA

“My current situation is that I am working full-time at IKEA as a Kitchen Designer. IKEA has given me an opportunity to uncover my ability. It’s so good. I don’t know in any other work place like it. I cannot describe my feeling – incredible.”

BB Academy Client | Mayer Brown

“My experience with the Academy, they gave me many chances – they invited me to concentrate on different skills. They gave me the opportunity to see what I can do.”

BB Partner | WeWork

“We have just kicked off the programme here, and it has been an incredible process so far. We all have a responsibility to help, and it has been truly inspiring to see the difference we are making in people’s lives.”

Are you a business or organisation able to offer a paid placement to refugees?