An ACH employee being interviewed by the press about refugees


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As employers face technological skills gap, scholarship scheme educates UK migrants in coding. An innovative programme run in partnership with a regional refugee resettlement service is leveraging new arrivals to the UK as a potential solution to solve the skills gap in the technology industry.

Article in the Voice 25th January 2019. 

A social enterprise is asking firms to ‘rethink refugees’ as part of an ongoing campaign which highlights how refugees can fill skills gaps.

ACH, formerly Ashley Community Housing, was established in 2008 as a social enterprise specialising in the integration of refugees through training and accommodation.

Article on Greater Birmingham Chamber of Commerce news page. 

A new scheme will provide Bristol with much-needed bus drivers, while offering refugees the opportunity they need to build their lives in the city.

A new training course from ACH/Himilo has helped First West of England to recruit new drivers in Bristol. Footage first aired on BBC points West on 21/12/18.

Asylum seekers in Bristol have the chance to gain experience of the job market for the first time, thanks to a pioneering pilot project between ACH and Bristol Refugee Rights, funded by the Quartet Community Foundation. 

Project to find 25,000 jobs for refugees

Birmingham Post article on ACH's work with 25,000 people over next 10 years

Article in the Birmingham Post on the 13th December 2018 on ACH's plan to get 25,000 individuals into quality jobs in the next 10 years.

Refugees and migrants are being trained as sought-after coding experts to help secure careers and address a skills shortage in the West Midlands technology industry.

Smethwick-based ACH (formerly Ashley Community Housing) is leading the project with the support of the CodeDoor network.

The organisation is now looking for partner businesses to maximise the talents of the refugee and Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities in the West Midlands

Target set to get 25,000 refugees in quality jobs

Express and Star 15th November 2018 p11

Article in the Express and Star on the 15th November 2018 on ACH's plan to get 25,000 individuals into quality jobs in the next 10 years.