Riser – Market Stall Assistant at Breadwinners

We are a grassroots charity providing work experience for refugees and young people seeking asylum on our market stalls and through our online bread delivery. We also provide employability training, social networks and mentoring for our programme members.

This autumn, we’re piloting a new programme in Brighton! We’re excited to be expanding our work so that refugees and young people seeking asylum can gain valuable skills and knowledge to help them thrive.
The programme will follow the same model of our London based programmes - combining work experience with training and mentoring.

What does the opportunity involve doing?

Breadwinners Market Stall Assstant- for people seeking asylum - Get your first UK job and progress!
Why become a Breadwinner?
• Gain practical UK work experience and training in Customer Services, Finance, Food Hygiene, Supply and Demand planning, and how to run a small business in UK
• Practice and improve your English
• Gain support from a Mentor with years of experience in the UK
• Gain Training on transferable skills once a month
• Be part of a weekend community full of happy customers, traders and colleagues
• Enhance your CV and gain further employment opportunities
• Become self-employed with gain training and support to get you started
• Transport and Food are covered when attending Breadwinners activities.
• Develop into full time employment with other partner organisations or set up your own Breadwinners Market Stall.
Breadwinners is ideal for you if you haven't had official work experience in the UK yet, or are struggling to find work and are eager to start working or setting up your own small or medium sized food, catering or retail business in the UK.
For Who?
● You are above 17 years of age
● You are currently supported by another Charity or Organisation with legal advice, housing and community activities (if you are not we can connect you with one)
● You have not had an official job in the UK yet, or you are struggling to find one.
● You have at least a basic level of English (B1 Level equivalent, ESOL Entry level 3, lower intermediate)

What induction, training and support is offered?

● Full induction provided: Food Health and Safety level 2, employability training, mentoring.

What skills or qualities are needed?

● You have at least a basic level of English (B1 Level equivalent, ESOL Entry level 3, lower intermediate) ■ Can understand the main points at work, school, leisure, etc.
■ Can deal with most situations whilst travelling.
■ Can produce simple text on topics which are familiar or of personal interest. ■ Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
● You live in Brighton and Hove or in Sussex at commutable distance.
● You are able to work between 7 to 16 hours per week (in one or 2 days of work per week), including weekends, for a duration of minimum two months.
● On workdays, you are able to travel to a workplace in Brighton and Hove via public transport, expenses covered.
● You are able to join training sessions in Brighton and Hove or Online
● You are able to have regular communication with your Breadwinners mentor and other members of the team
● You are keen to make the most out of the opportunity, and clearly demonstrate it in your 3 months review.

More info
Date added

29th September 2021




Preston Park

Deadline for applications

31 Dec 2021


Black and minority ethnic groups Non-English speakers/refugees Young people


Cooking/catering Volunteering as part of a team

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