Skills and Experience

For more information on adult learning and training for different industries and areas of work, go to Education.

Would you like to gain some more skills or confidence to help you get a job?
There are services that can support you.
Many of them offer work experience and volunteering opportunities.
Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, gain more experience and confidence and meet new people.

Connecting Opportunities supports new migrants in Leeds and the nearby area (including Bradford) to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. It includes free training, English classes and support designed for individual needs.

RETAS (Refugee Education and  Training Advice Service) helps refugees and asylum seekers in West Yorkshire to integrate through support and guidance with employment, education and training.


Volunteering can be a good way to develop skills and gain experience and confidence.

Most volunteering programmes will offer you proper support and training, and money towards expenses.

You can find out more about this in the Volunteering section.

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