Getting Connected: Morgan Sindall helps marginalised talent pool improve chances of employment

Recently, Framework Partner, Morgan Sindall Construction held a Getting Connected event in Gorton to help locally based refugees, asylum seekers and vulnerable migrants to improve their employment prospects.

Morgan Sindall are currently recruiting for skilled and unskilled positions at our community hub project for Manchester City Council and this event, held in conjunction with social enterprises Refugees & Mentors CIC and Rainbow Haven, part of The East Manchester Community Association, will support this talent pool in accessing these roles.

Up to 70% of UK refugees are unemployed, and with many of these bringing in-demand or transferrable skills to our country, this community is an unrecognised, under-represented and marginalised talent pool. Gorton has a high proportion of potential workers from countries such as Afghanistan, Ethiopia and Nigeria, and this event has helped to identify these individuals and match them up with suitable opportunities.

The refugee, asylum seeker and migrant communities face many barriers to work – English not being their first language, unfamiliarity with UK labour market, cultural barriers and loss of confidence being a few. Morgan Sindall are helping to break down those barriers by supporting them and overcoming some of these challenges to help them access long term employment.

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