Help into work

We give impartial information, advice and guidance to refugees and asylum seekers looking for employment including:

  • looking and applying for work
  • access to vocational training, further and higher education
  • signpost and referral to volunteering opportunities
  • support with securing funding for ILETS 
  • recognition of qualifications from abroad 

We offer one to one career guidance sessions and group workshops covering employment terms and conditions and the UK labour market and guided job search sessions.

We also aim to raise awareness amongst employers of refugees' right to work in the UK, undertake work experience or work trials.



Young adult project

Lowell Project summer 19

The aim of this project is to enable the children of refugees to acquire the skills and experience in order to apply more successfully for saturday jobs, volunteering opportunities, further/higher education and apprenticeships. We offer one to one careers advice and skills assements and group activities including:

  • treasure hunts in Kingston and neighbouring boroughs to improve knowledge of local history and environment
  • healthy lifestyles
  • creating an e-portfolio for online job and UCAS applications
  • online safety
  • creative arts
  • visits to museums and galleries in central London

Lowell project logo

Contact us if you're looking to work

Who to contact: Yvette Duncan, Information Advice & Guidance Officer (working days Tuesday-Friday 10-3)

Phone: 0203 011 3018 


More ways we can help

We may be able to help if you are a refugee or asylum seeker in need of clothes or furniture.

During the COVID-19 crisis we are providing a counselling service for our clients who are suffering from emotional distress, mental ill health or emotional distress on the phone. Please contact Refugee Action Kingston to make an appointment on 020 8547 0115