Training & job placement opportunities at IKEA through the Refugee Council

The Refugee Council is offering four days of pre-employment training on Zoom with a Refugee Council Trainer and the chance to interview for an eight-week paid placement at local IKEA stores in Sheffield and Doncaster.

The eight-week placements at IKEA can be for 16 or 20 hours a week and are flexible to fit around college or other commitments. If successful, participants can apply internally for permanent positions or contract extensions on completion of their placement.

The Refugee Council claims this is a promising opportunity for refugees to enter the job market with a reputable, understanding and global employer.


This opportunity is targeted to refugees who are struggling to enter the job market, so ideally are not currently in work and have the time to commit to the training course and placement.

  • Full attendance at the training is required in order to be offered an interview
  • English Entry Level 3 (or equivalent) is required, as is permission to work as a refugee
  • Candidates must be resident in Sheffield or Doncaster.

Training dates

Monday 31 January 2022 12pm-2pm (Zoom)

Wednesday 2 February 2022 12pm-2pm (Zoom)

Monday 7 February 2022 12pm-2pm (Zoom – including presentation from IKEA at 1pm)

Wednesday 9 February 2022 12pm-2pm (Zoom)

Interview dates at the local store are TBC but are normally within five working days of the final day of training.


Training will consist of:

  • Information on the UK labour market and understanding of UK Employers
  • How to write a CV
  • What to expect at interview and interview practice
  • A presentation from IKEA.

Contact information

To find out more about this opportunity, please contact