Rise into Employment

The programme is run in partnership with Arhag, Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing and BME London and is delivered by Olmec. It is open to anyone who needs a helping hand to find a new or a better job.

Expert advisors from Olmec can offer you:

  • Recognised NCFE Entry Level 3 qualification in employability
  • Volunteering opportunities which can often lead on to paid work
  • Work placements to gain hands-on experience and learn new skills
  • Help to write a CV
  • Top tips and interview skills
  • Training opportunities
  • Support with job searches including helping to write your applications.

The Programme

The programme includes 6 weeks of group learning and support followed by 4 weeks in a guaranteed volunteer or work placement of your choice and/or 1-2-1 job coaching support.

For more information on the ARHAG course located in Stratford please click here or contact

For more information on the Metropolitan TVH course located in West Hendon click here or contact:


RISE has been awarded:

  • 2018, Inspire Awards – Most Inspiring Employment Initiative
  • 2017, Housing Excellence Awards – Best Tenant Employment/Training programme
  • 2017, 24Housing Awards – Best Training Programme

Rise has been recognised for outstanding work in partnership with Arhag in helping residents and the wider Migrant and Refugee community to achieve their potential.