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Employment and skills

Resources for Ukrainian refugees to find work and skills training.

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Work and Skills Leicestershire is a free service run by Leicestershire County Council that offers support with skills, training and employment.

Individuals can easily be referred on to ESOL classes (English for Speakers of Other Languages).

To find out more you can drop into one of the hubs, call 0800 988 0308 or visit our Work and Skills Leicestershire web pages

The Refugee Employment Network (REN)

The Refugee Employment Network is a charity that ensures that refugees in the UK can access appropriate, fulfilling, paid employment or self-employment. 

Bank account access support:

Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) - Ukrainian refugee account opening
Lloyds Bank - suppporting Ukraine
HSBC - Ukraine appeal
Santander - Situation in Ukraine: FAQs for customer

You can apply for a Vodafone SIM card with Refugease

Education, skills and training

GoLearn! English Courses

The Leicestershire Adult Learning Service (GoLearn!) are offering FREE ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses for Ukrainian refugees in Leicestershire. 

ESOL courses are for anyone whose first language is not English, who needs to improve their skills for life and work in the UK. GoLearn! offer both general ESOL courses, and specialist courses for those who need to improve their English for everyday work, IT and maths skills.

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Please contact us if this flyer is required in another language - complete our online Adult Learning general enquiry form

Call us on FREEphone 0800 988 0308, visit one of our Enrolment Centres in person or email us at LALS.ESOL@leics.gov.uk. Initial contact can be made by a friend, sponsor, support worker or by the refugee themselves.

University of Leicester free English classes for refugees and asylum seekers

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If you can't find the information you need on this page, you can contact the Leicestershire Homes for Ukraine team.

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