For more information on adult learning and training for different industries and areas of work go to Education.

Would you like to gain some more skills or confidence to help you get a job? There are services that can support you. Many of them offer work experience and volunteering opportunities. Volunteering is a great way to develop your skills, gain more experience and confidence and meet new people.

Connecting Opportunities supports new migrants in Leeds (and across West and North Yorkshire) to develop their skills and opportunities to find work and be part of the local community. It includes free training, English classes and support designed for individual needs.

Find out more on the Migration Yorkshire website:

Connecting Opportunities

0113 3788 700

MAP+ (Migrant Access Project Plus) offers opportunities to get involved in the local community, support other migrants, get references and practise your English. You will receive free training on many different topics including health, education, jobs, housing. You also get support to set up your own activities and enterprises. The project is delivered by Leeds charity Touchstone.

Find out more on the Touchstone website:

Migrant Access Project Plus Map

0113 2484880

[email protected]

RETAS (Refugee Education and Training Advice Service) helps refugees and asylum seekers in West Yorkshire to integrate through support and guidance with employment, education and training.

233-237 Roundhay Road, Leeds LS8 4HS


0113 380 5630


Volunteering can be a good way to develop skills and gain experience and confidence. Most volunteering programmes will offer you proper support and training and money towards expenses.

You can find out more about volunteering on the Business and IP Centre Leeds website:

Search for Voluntary Work

You can also find volunteering opportunities in Leeds on the Doing Good Leeds website:

Doing Good Leeds – Jobs

Last Updated: 13 May 2019

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