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The Government has now released new information to business owners who are willing to offer work to people who arrive in the UK from Ukraine. This can range from full-time to part-time roles.

As the Ukrainian crisis continues, many businesses across the UK have been providing job opportunities for those fleeing Ukraine. The advice outlines how Ukrainian nationals can work in any position including full or part-time, for any employer, providing the role satisfies all required employment regulations such as minimum wage and working time requirements. If you are considering offering employment, all employers are requested to complete a vacancy information questionnaire, to understand more about the job offer.

The questionnaire can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/guidance-for-businesses-offering-work-to-people-coming-from-ukraine 

If your application is successful, employers will be contacted by the National Employer and Partnership Team within five working days, to discuss further. This job opportunity will then be shared across the DWP Jobcentre Plus network and the Refugee Employment Network (REN).

Employers may need to check all applicants’ right to work, which includes verifying documents, and the expiration date of the applicant’s right to work. However, many arrivals through the Ukraine Family Scheme or the Ukraine Sponsorship Scheme do not have formal refugee status but will have the right to work in the UK.

The Fed fully supports this initiative and will continue to provide members with any support they may require when going through the process of recruiting those who have been displaced by the conflict in Ukraine.

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