Help and support if you’ve recently arrived from Ukraine

Last updated: 12 April 2022

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Apprenticeships are paid jobs where the you will learn and gain valuable experiences.

Alongside on-the-job training, you will spend some of your working hours completing classroom-based learning with a college, university or training provider which leads to a nationally recognised qualification. 

Higher education qualifications

The workplace

As an employee, the workplace can offer:

  • Entry level jobs
  • Trainee Positions
  • School Leave programs
  • Hidden Job Market- friend and family connections
  • Becoming a young entrepreneur

Bucks Adult Learning and higher education

Once you have settled, you may wish to enrol onto some adult learning courses. We offer interesting and exciting opportunities for adults to fulfil their ambitions, further their interests and achieve their potential through learning and training - this includes English language courses.

A broad programme of over 1,500 part-time courses and workshops, delivered online and from 140 locations across Buckinghamshire, means we have something to suit everyone.

Courses range from one-day to one-year and we cover beginner through to advanced levels, offering daytime and evening flexibility.

Our tutors are dedicated and passionate about their subjects. Classes allow you to develop your skills, knowledge and confidence in an environment where both tutors and learners offer support and encouragement.


According to data collected by the 2021 National Student Survey (NSS), there are 151 universities in the UK.

You can explore the best universities for your chosen course using the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022.

Finding the right University Course

UCAS has a useful website, which provides information on choosing the right course for you. There are many other university guides, such as The Uni Guide, the complete university guide and What Uni?

Online Learning Opportunities

The Open University has free online resources for Ukrainians and those offering support in their communities

Whether hosting Ukrainian refugees, supporting in the community for professionals providing support services or those who simply wish to learn more about Ukrainian language, culture and people the online resource has been designed and written with community in mind, with practical resources and information to support in a variety of situations and context.

It also includes two interactive forums, one for language support and the other for community peer to peer support.

Form more information visit the Open University page.

The Open University is also offering a suite of free online resources for Ukrainians settling in the UK and Ireland, from language and careers-based courses, to articles on mental health and wellbeing, which are available in both English and in Ukrainian.

Both are accessible from the Open University course page.

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