The workshops will be run by Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network (LRMN), in partnership with the Albany as part of No Place Like Home, a festival of shows and events about migration.

Tickets for the workshops are FREE but please book in advance to guarantee a slot. A few spaces for each slot will also be held for people to sign up on the day so you can drop in even if it’s ‘sold out’ on the website.

Who is it for?

This event is for anyone with a migrant background, including refugees and asylum seekers, who need some advice about finding and gaining employment. The sessions are small bespoke group sessions, during which you can:

  • Find out more about where to look for work
  • Find out more about the recruitment process
  • Get some help with your CV or interview skills
  • Learn about an effective mindset to gain employment (e.g. time management, positivity, managing expectations etc.)
  • Find out where to get specialist local support such as training, education or volunteering opportunities.

The sessions will last for approximately 50 minutes. If you would like some advice on your CV, please bring a copy with you to the session.


Lewisham Refugee and Migrant Network has been working with the community for over 25 years. Today they are the leading migrant and refugee organisation in Lewisham, helping thousands of clients every year. They provide holistic support, and have five programmes addressing the needs of the local community.

They provide free, independent and confidential advice on: immigration advice, housing and welfare benefits advice, employment and training support, and also provide support to women who experienced gender-based violence through their Women Together project.

They campaign on issues affecting their clients and promote the rights of all migrants, refugees and asylum seekers. They also run a number of community projects and run free English language classes, a sewing and knitting group and therapeutic gardening sessions.

Visit their website via this link for more information.


Top image by Manuel Vason.