Looking for Work?
UR4Jobs was launched in 2006 to break the vicious circle of homelessness and unemployability among Central & Eastern Europeans by providing a multilingual and holistic mixture of: 1) personalised support; 2) entry level skills training, and; 3) access to jobs.
UR4Jobs is open two days per week (Monday & Tuesday 12.00 – 5.00pm) and, at other times, by appointment.
UR4Jobs is set in a sociable, internet café style environment. All its services are free and without the requirement to be in receipt of benefits. It is user driven, volunteer dependent and delivered in up to seven languages. It starts at the beginning, assesses each individual’s needs and progressively breaks down their personal barriers, one by one, until they are job ready and can start looking for work.
We help clients register with Jobcentre Plus and offer ESOL classes and conversational English.
Clients requiring specialist services or advice are referred to relevant organisations, e.g. law centres, housing departments or drug and alcohol clinics. If or when there is a need to repatriate someone, we work closely with the Barka Foundation to facilitate it.
Clients who are ready to begin work but have no financial means to cover their basic expenses may be eligible for help with both travel and uniform costs (at the Project Manager’s discretion). We also help to pay for the CSCS training, exams and cards, which are obligatory Health & Safety requirements for work on construction sites.