Refugee & BAME Recruitment Programs & Apprenticeships

starbucks refugee recruitment partnership with ACH

Refugee & BAME Recruitment Programs & Apprenticeships

We don’t just fill jobs – we build careers

Every year, 2,500 people across Bristol, Birmingham and Wolverhampton come to ACH in search of careers and employers come to us for work-ready talent.

For refugees and BAME candidates, we offer training and employment programs in partnership with companies like Starbucks and First West of England that will give them the skills and stability they need to integrate with society here in the UK. For employers and recruiters, we provide access to a steady stream of skilled and enthusiastic candidates looking for long-term work.

When it comes to refugee job placements, standard recruitment practice offers poor value and fails to reach talent in local communities. We bridge this gap by offering bespoke recruitment support that get results for both employers and employees. Not only can businesses access a dedicated workforce, they’ll also develop skills that will enable them to recruit differently in future – giving them a competitive edge.


We offer:

  • Bespoke pre-employment training & selection programs

  • Vocation-specific accredited training

  • Supported pre-selection internships


Get in touch

With our Employment and Careers Manager Julia Palmer:


or call 0117 941 5339.

What we offer
Refugee Employability programs

Skills for prospective candidates and internal staff


Build business reputation through diversity

Bespoke Programs

To access new workforce


To up-skill current staff

Skills gap
Bridging the skills gap

In your company

Refugee Recruitment

Work-ready candidates

working in partnership with starbucks & first west of england

ACH provides pre-employment training and one-to-one support to selected candidates, followed by guaranteed job interviews for barista roles within Starbucks stores across Birmingham and Bristol.

starbucks barista roles & employment training for refugees


First West of England

In December 2018, we teamed up with First West of England to give local refugees the opportunity to become bus drivers through a special training program in Bristol. 9 out of 11 candidates were successful.

Candidates on the ACH First West of England refugee bus driver training programme

property maintenance apprenticeships for refugees in the uk

Refugee & BAME apprenticeships

As well as bringing diversity to your business, experience has shown us that refugees make highly motivated and hardworking apprentices. We are pleased to announce that we've been successfully approved as an apprenticeship provider and are now looking for employers who want to take on a property maintenance apprentice.

Himilo is proud to be a BAME Apprenticeship Alliance Change Maker

ACH refugee training & community integration poster
ACH #rethinkingrefugee career starter poster
ACH #rethinkingrefugee workplace diversity poster