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Fast Track to Employment Programme

For refugees and Migrants

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We bridge the gap between immigrants seeking to join the job market and employers seeking to hire

The programme equips participants with job-related language skills and assists job placement in the care, retail, hospitality, agriculture and waste management sectors.

Our Fast Track to Employment Programme is specifically designed to get refugees and migrants ready for employment quickly and efficiently. With the programme refugees and migrants can be job-ready within two to four months depending on their level of language and other skills.

The programme bridges the labour shortage gap and addresses the economic integration of refugees and migrants through innovative approaches to language instruction, vocational training and assistance in job placements.​

This program provides:

  • Language for employment: A specialised programme that equips refugees and migrants with appropriate language skills making them ready for employment or further professional development. The tutoring is delivered through an online virtual classroom.

  • Job placement opportunities: Most employers place the refugees and migrants into employment that provides on the job training and income.​​​

“We are very satisfied with the work Maximpact has completed to help refugees become job ready – facilitating hospitality organisations such as ours with job ready employees. Maximpact provides an excellent bridge between employers and employees.” Dr. Bill Wolsey, OBE, Beannchor Group.

How the Programme Works

Our Fast Track to Employment Programme is designed to get refugees and migrants job-ready quickly and efficiently. We help governments to achieve migrants’ job market integration faster and cost-effectively.

The program’s duration is easily adaptable to situations and demands from organisers.

Participants’ level of English language is assessed by Maximpact, or assessment results are provided by the commissioning organisation.

English for Employment is a 60 hour live training delivered programme online. For different industries, participants are required to have different English levels. For example, English for Hospitality and Care programmes require participants to have English Level A2 (elementary) while English for Nurses training requires B2 level (upper intermediate). 

Should the participants have a lower English level than required, the training program will take extra 60h for every level upgrade. For instance, from level zero to become job-ready, the total length of the intensive online live teaching program would be 120h – 200hrs (consecutive lessons) to be delivered over 15 weeks to 25 weeks.

During the course of the training, Maximpact organizes job interviews for the refugees and migrants to attend. Refugees and migrants can be job-ready within 5 and 25 weeks.

“I have found this course to be more useful than any course I’ve done before, because in this course the teacher focuses on me more. Also, at any time I can ask about anything I don’t understand, and my teacher explains to me until I understand the full meaning of anything I ask about.” read more about Mourad, hired by Little Wing restaurant as a pizza chef apprentice.

Implemented Projects

Fast Track to Employment for Hospitality

Maximpact implemented five weeks Language for Hospitality Training on behalf of ESOL NI Co-ordination Point for a group of Syrian Refugees. At the end of the forth week of the training, Maximpact placed all the participants in jobs in the hospitality sector. The training was carried out online.

Fast Track to Employment for Social Care and Nursing

We implemented twelve weeks Language for Social Care and Nursing training on behalf of ESOL NI Co-ordination Point for another group of Syrian refugees. At the end of the training, Maximpact placed all the learners into jobs with Bluebird Care UK. The training was carried out online. For those refugees who did not have access to iPad or computer, we provided this and instructions on how to use a virtual classroom.

Fast Track to Employment Programme for Women

Women and girls who have been displaced are often the most vulnerable and are the least likely to have been in school. Our Fast Track to Employment programme focuses on providing these refugees and migrants with language skills and job placement in women-focused employment such as sowing, farming, housekeeping, cooking, social care and home-based work.

Providing the language training online overcomes the challenges of women not being able to attend classes for reasons such as gender-mix classes, transportation, child care and disability.

We work with employers in various industries who are particularly keen to provide job opportunities for women refugees and migrants.

Why Fast Track to Employment is the Right Solution

Government studies have shown that more than a year after arriving in the host country, refugees and migrants still have trouble integrating. They face social, economic and work integration challenges in their host country, primarily due to language barriers and the lack of vocational training.

Several recent studies conclude a lack of tailored language training and job opportunities prevent immigrants from integrating. Despite the government’s efforts to implement various educational programs, including language courses for Syrian immigrants, these courses have not been sufficiently adapted to their needs. Such observations have been observed by the immigrants themselves.

Interested in running a Fast Track to Employment programme? Contact us

Everyone can make a change and contribute towards helping refugees, communities and governments in the refugee crisis.

Whether you are a corporation that wants to do good, foundation who is looking to allocate funds towards refugee programs, home offices, resettlement programs and other government bodies contact us and lets run Fast Track for Employment programs.

Contact Caroline Kennedy at carolinek@maximpact.com

Vocational Training on Demand

In due course of delivering vocational training, we offer designed or tailor made trainings. Depending on what the requirements are we design the appropriate training.

We cover care, hospitality, agriculture, construction and other trainings available upon request.

See below vocational training options:

Health and Social Care Vocational Training

Health and social care training will train the participants in crucial skills necessary to work in the social care sector.

Agriculture: Packaging Vocational Training

There is a lack of staff in the Agriculture sector. Vocational training in packing fruits and vegetables will prepare the participants to train and find work where the demand is high.

Agriculture: Harvesting & Picking Vocational Training

Farming and agriculture are in high demand for fruit and vegetables pickers. Vocational training will provide learners with practical training and the necessary knowledge to find work in the sector.

Hospitality Vocational Training

Training in hospitality provides vocational training for learners and can be provided for variety of employment. We work with employers in the hospitality industries to make sure the best quality vocational training is provided.

Beekeeping Vocational Training

Training in beekeeping equips all the necessary knowledge and skills to run or work in a bee farm. Training is a blended training of online live classrooms and field training.