"The Employability Forum is looking at the whole question of migration and the world of work in the UK. My family and many others were forced to leave their homeland and we came to this country as refugees. We brought our education, our experience and our know-how with us, and we wanted to make a real contribution as new citizens."

Ram Gidoomal, Patron, Employability Forum

Migrants come to the UK for many different reasons: to study, to make a new life, to start a business or for family reasons. How we manage migration is crucial for the future of this country, Europe and the wider world.

Please let us know if you would like further information about the Employability Forum: info@employabilityforum.co.uk

  • Latest Events and News
  • Banks, opening accounts and refugee documentation
  • We are conducting research into the issues that refugees have when trying to open a basic bank account. Not all banks accept the biometric residency permit and there is often confusion over which documents are valid. If you have had difficulty opening a bank account recently . . . (more>)

  • Tackling labour exploitation in the UK
    3 FREE workshops in May
  • These FREE workshops are organised with Leeds University and are aimed at any organisation, campaign group or individual working with and supporting refugees, asylum seekers and other undocumented migrants at risk of labour exploitation. The workshops will help you to: . . . (more>)

  • VACANCY: 2 Policy and Communities internships
    Includes travel expenses and lunch
  • We are looking to recruit two new interns to join our team 3 days a week, from mid-October 2014 to mid-February 2015. Amongst others, you will be involved in the development of a new training programme for asylum caseowners and . . . (more>)

  • Refugee Voices - MANCHESTER
    28-29 October 2014, Methodist Central Hall
  • Building on our Refugees into Schools project we are working with the Home Office to deliver independent training for asylum caseworkers. We want to make sure that caseworkers hear the direct experience of refugees who have rebuilt their lives here . . . (more>)