BIMA Breakfast | Discover the Untapped Talent of Refugees

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Join us to delve into the topic of how there is huge potential of recruiting refugees with digital skills

In a time of tech worker shortages, have you considered the potential within the skilled refugee community? If not, now is the time to explore how this can benefit your company while providing meaningful employment for refugees promoting inclusivity and making a social impact.

Join us for an inspiring and informative breakfast event organised by the BIMA Bridge Council and BIMA DEI Council. This event aims to empower employers, prospective talents from refugee communities, and those in digital, design and tech agencies to understand and tap into the immense value and skills available within the refugee community.

đź“Ł Why Attend:

  • Learn from Success Stories: Be inspired by the journeys of individuals who have transitioned from seeking refuge to thriving in fulfilling careers in the UK. Learn from charities dedicated to helping refugees find employment and hear from an organisation that has successfully recruited refugees.
  • Network: Connect with industry leaders, forward-thinking employers, and the vibrant community driving BIMA Bridge’s mission forward.
  • Get Involved: Discover opportunities to contribute, whether by posting your first job as an employer or amplifying the initiative’s impact as a supporter.
  • Discover BIMA Bridge: Learn about the mission of the BIMA Bridge and BIMA DEI Councils and how it is transforming employment and diversity in the digital sector. The BIMA Bridge Council have also recently launched a new platform dedicated to empowering asylum seekers and refugees with digital skills to find meaningful employment in the UK. Their jobs board is now live and ready for vacancy submissions. The jobs board is an exciting opportunity to discover a diverse pool of talent, each with a unique story and perspective, ready to contribute to your team. By engaging with the BIMA Bridge Council, you’re filling your talent needs and significantly impacting the lives of individuals eager to rebuild their careers in a new home.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to join a community that prioritises diversity and inclusion. Register now to attend and be inspired. Share this event with your network to amplify its impact.


Aziza Shirzad, Software Developer, 2Toucans

Aziza’s journey began in Afghanistan and took her from seeking refuge in Pakistan to achieving success in the tech industry in London. Her family immigrated to Pakistan during her childhood, where she developed a passion for mathematics and computer science despite the challenges of displacement. This passion led her to a career in teaching, empowering young minds in public and private schools in Afghanistan.

Destiny later brought her to London, where she faced the challenges of adapting to a new culture and job market. Despite language barriers and cultural differences, Aziza’s resilience and determination saw her transition from teaching to the tech industry. With the support of mentors and colleagues, she thrived, learning the importance of resilience, empathy, and inclusivity.

Today, Aziza’s journey is a testament to the power of education and determination. She aims to inspire others to embrace diversity, pursue their passions, and navigate life’s complexities with courage. Through her story, she advocates for a more inclusive and vibrant tech community where every voice is heard and every individual is empowered to succeed.

Nabil AlSoufi, Employment Advisor – Pathways to Work, Refugee Action

Nabil is an experienced Employment Advisor specializing in supporting refugees in the UK. With a strong background in career guidance, employment support, and interview preparation, he has successfully helped clients overcome barriers to employment and achieve their career goals.

In his current role, he creates personalized job search strategies and provides targeted interview coaching. Nabil is known for his client-centred approach and dedication to empowering individuals to navigate the job market confidently and effectively.

Passionate about making a positive impact, he continuously improves services based on client feedback, ensuring high-quality support for all clients. As an active member of CIPD, he stays updated with the latest industry trends and best practices.

Join us for a morning of empowerment, insight, and collaboration as foster a more inclusive digital future.

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Wed, 26 Jun 2024
09:30 - 11:30


Tug Agency,

1 Leonard Circus 3rd Floor, London, EC2A 4DQ


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