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Refugees and anyone seeking sanctuary can access employment advice and support from their local JobCentre Plus.

Winchester JobCentre Plus

City Gate
1-8 City Rd
SO23 8GA
United Kingdom

Telephone: 0800 169 0190
Textphone: 0845 608 8551

If refugees or anyone seeking sanctuary needs advice about their options they can also get advice from their local Citizen’s Advice service.

In Winchester, there are two local Citizen’s Advice services one in Winchester centre and one in Bishop’s Waltham. You can get advice over the phone, in person, online or via email. See here for more information.

Citizen’s Advice Winchester

City Offices,

Colebrook Street,



SO23 9LJ

See map here 

Citizen’s Advice Bishop Waltham

Well House

2 Brook Street

SO32 1AX

See map here 

Job opportunities can also be accessed from the Refugee Employment Network’s website available here

Itchen College 

Itchen college are running job clubs in Winchester where you can access support for helping with searching for jobs, completing applications and interview skills.You will need an intermediate level of english for accessing this club. The club starts on 6th July

Dates and times: 6th, 13th and 20th July from 9.30 – 2.30.

Level of english: Intermediate (if you are not sure of your level contact [email protected] )

Cost: Free

Location: Highfield Lodge, Worthy Lane, Winchester, SO23 7AB

Contact: [email protected] or call 02380 435 636 to book your place at the job club

International Rescue Committee 

The IRC are currently running a 6 week online course for Ukrainians that speak English. The course will include:
– 2 hours a week
– Find your strengths
– Set goals, stay motivated
– Know your legal rights
– Money management tips
– Fresh ideas for job hunting
One to one personalised support to help you with:
– Interview practice
– Online applications
– Improving your CV
– Cover letters

You can refer people to the IRC service or people can self-refer by filling out the online form You can also contact RISE on Whatsapp 07469 682573 or by emailing them on[email protected]

Most asylum seekers are unable to work. If you are an asylum seeker and in need of financial support or accommodation, you may be entitled to asylum support, see here for more information.

Keeping safe at work 

The GLA also provides lots of information about your employment rights and how to keep safe at work, available here in 19 different languages.