Resurgo is excited to be celebrating the culmination of its first Re-Work programme supporting female Ukrainian refugees, delivered in partnership with Holy Trinity Brompton (HTB).
The six-week pilot programme was launched in June, following a consultation with specialist organisations supporting refugees for their feedback on the curriculum. The online weekly sessions are led by a team made up of experienced and training coaches, plus volunteers, with a vision to help equip individuals fleeing the war against Ukraine navigate the practicalities and cultural norms of finding work in the UK. Topics covered include CV and application writing, interview practice, and communication skills.
The eight participants are all highly skilled in their fields in Ukraine, with experience ranging from counselling, to lecturing, and banking. Many spoke of their gratitude at finding a place of support, connection and community with other women who have lived through a shared experience. One participant said, “I can say with confidence the Re-Work Programme opened up new opportunities for me as a Ukrainian refugee in the UK.”
Satya, a coach on the pilot programme, said of the participants, “This is such a talented and accomplished group of women; we’ve felt so privileged to have the opportunity to work with them… They’ve had to leave everything behind and start a new life here, but I’ve not heard them complain once. What I’ve seen is a strength and a courage to want to start a new life, despite all the challenges and the difficult times they’ve faced. And for that, I salute them.”
Sarah Butler, Re-Work Manager, said, “We are thrilled to be working with HTB to deliver Re-Work to individuals who, despite arriving in the UK under challenging circumstances, have so much talent and a strong desire to integrate as active members of society. We look forward to expanding this work over the coming months, supporting more Ukrainian refugees to navigate and thrive in the UK labour market.”
You can find out more about Re-Work here.