Kidderminster employment agency succeeds in finding Ukrainian refugees jobs
A Kidderminster employment agency is finding Ukrainian refugees work.
The Best Connection provides driving, industrial and warehousing and distribution jobs has reached out to the Ukrainian community to get them work.
Branch manager Kerry Jones found Ukrainians through social media followed by face-to-face meetings which quickly resulted in a married couple being offered work with a local business and then more followed.
The Best Connection is now working closely with local businesses including Evtec Aluminium, to recruit Ukrainian refugees.
One of the Ukrainian placements is a qualified gas and heating engineer. He is unable to practice in the UK until his qualifications are ratified or he retrains.
Kerry said: "I contacted the local college for help and arranged to meet with the person responsible for setting up English language lessons and support for local Ukrainian refugees. Consequently, The Best Connection is now collaborating closely with the college, which has helped to secure funding to have his qualifications assessed."
Ukrainian refugees in the UK bring a vast amount of knowledge and work experience and are motivated to find work to become independent and self-sufficient. With the high employment levels currently being experienced in the UK, job openings present a welcome opportunity for many refugees to earn.
Neil Yorke, The Best Connection director, said: "We are delighted to support the Ukrainian community in finding employment in the locale. Kerry’s initiative in Kidderminster and her willingness to work alongside support bodies such as colleges will help an increasing number of people to understand what services are available to them as they start to settle into their new lives in the UK."