Are you a woman with refugee or asylum seeking status living in London? Do you want four months of professional support in one of the following areas?

  1. Employment - writing a CV, practising interview techniques, looking for jobs, finding work or developing a business

  2. Education and training - finding courses at college/university, writing applications or finding funding

  3. Volunteering - finding and applying to volunteering in London

  4. New skills - developing new skills or improving old ones, from digital skills to English language skills and more



1. Apply to the programme by completing the application form below. If you need help or support, you can call or Whatsapp Daisy on 07949091368 or email

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2. Have a phone call or meeting with someone from Routes. This is to help us get to know you better so we can find you the most suitable mentor. We will ask questions about your goals for the programme.

Information session

3. Attend an information session on 15th October with other mentees. This is to make sure that everyone knows what to expect from the programme and has a chance to meet each other and ask questions.


4. You will meet your mentor for the first time at the end of October. Your transport and food costs will be covered by Routes. At the end of 10 meetings, all mentors and mentees celebrate together.

Programme requirements:

  • You must have asylum seeker or refugee status, or humanitarian protection to join this programme

  • You must be over the age of 18

  • You must have Entry Level 2 English or above (no need for certificate)

  • You must live in zone 1-6 of London and be comfortable to travel on public transport

  • You must be able to meet your mentor 10 times between October 2019 and February 2020

If you meet all of the above requirements, please submit your application below: