Employment & Education Services

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The NRC Employment and Education Service was formed in February 2010 as a result of the merger between NRC and the Refugee New Arrivals Project (RNAP), a smaller South Yorkshire-based charity with a 9 year track record in supporting refugees into employment, education and volunteering. RNAP has, in effect, become the Employment and Education Service of  NRC.


Our main areas of work are:

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  supporting refugees into jobs

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  setting up volunteer work experience/shadowing placements for refugees

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  helping refugees and asylum seekers access appropriate education and training and volunteering opportunities

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  running a support group for refugee teachers


Getting a job

If you want help with finding paid work we can:

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  help you look for jobs

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  help you write a CV

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  help you complete a job application

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  help you practice for a job interview


We also run job skills courses and other events for refugees who want help in finding paid work in the UK.



If you want to get voluntary work experience, we may be able to set up a volunteer work placement for you or tell you about other organisations that can help you.


Education and training

If you want to find out about education and training courses or English classes, we can:

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  help you find an English class

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  help you decide which is the right course for you

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  help you enroll on courses at college or university

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  give you information about child care

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  give you information about funding for courses



Events and activities over the next few months include:

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  Job Skills course, Doncaster (22nd and 23rd September)

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  Understanding More About Employment in the UK event, Sheffield (29th  October)

·Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â  Refugee Teachers Support Group meeting, Sheffield (30th September)

For more details about these activities please contact our office.


How can I get advice or support from the Employment and Education service?


The best way to contact us is to call in to our office any Tuesday morning between 10am and 12pm. You can also ring our office (0114 241 2785) or email us (adminemployment@nrcentre.org.uk).


You do not need an appointment to come to the drop-in. You can just turn up on the Tuesday morning. However, if we are busy you may need to wait until someone is available to help you. If you prefer to make an appointment please contact the office.


Download NRC Sheffield Employment and Education Service Drop-in Leaflet 


Home Visits 


For those who are unable to come to our office due to illness or disability, we can sometimes arrange an appointment at your home. Please contact us to discuss this.


Partnerships with other agencies


The NRC Employment and Education service works in partnership with many other organisations, so if we are unable to answer your queries, we will try to find another organisation that can help. We also work with employers and other organisations to help raise awareness of the skills and experience that many refugees and asylum-seekers bring with them to the UK and the barriers to employment that they face.