Having a job or internship while waiting for asylum radically improves the well-being of asylum seekers.
It's something to get out of bed for, it means colleagues and friends, it holds a promise of self-sufficiency and it's a possibility to contribute in a positive way to the Danish society.
As a company, you can help make a great difference by offering a job og internship to an asylum seeker or refugee – and we're ready to assist you with that.
Learn more by reading on below or contact Trampoline House's Job Coordinator Simon Christensen.
Ismail Yagoub, marketing and communications
In 2016, Ismail from Sudan, who has a BA in IT Technology, joined Qvartz as an intern in their marketing and communications department. Ismail and his coworkers developed the database that Trampoline House now uses to screen and map asylum seekers' skills and translate those to the Danish job market.
Hiring an asylum seeker has never been easier.
Many asylum seekers are some of the most motivated staff members you'll find. Most of them are eager to leave behind the atrodicities they've experienced in the past to settle down into 'normal' lives – and a job is a big and stabilizing part of that.
But there's no denying that there are also challenges related to hiring an asylum seeker.
We address this by:
mapping asylum seekers' skills and expectations and making sure they match your needs
assisting you with the paperwork and regulations related to employing an asylum seeker
training you to address differences in language, background and living conditions
offering your new employee a social peer-to-peer network in Trampoline House where they can relax and process their transition to the job market
Social, individual and corporate benefits
Help tackle an important social issue in Denmark: By hiring an asylum seeker, you take part in solving a crucial social challenge in Denmark, namely that asylum seekers and refugees to a great extent – against their wishes and not least because of the asylum system – are passive clients, and not active citizens in our society.
Kick-starting integration as soon as possible is key to the individual: Research shows that the lengthy periods of waiting in the asylum centers, where there is little else to do than worry about the future, can cause psychological diseases such as anxiety, depression, stress and PTSD, and reduce the probability of later employment.
Improve your company's CSR profile: Your company also benefits from the new perspectives and diversity that your new employee will bring to work. For instance, ISS Denmark conducted a study in 2016 that showed that diverse teams contributed 3.7% more to the bottom line than homogenous teams.