TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network)

TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network)

Careers at TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network)

TERN is an ambitious social enterprise and ever-growing community with a mission to enable refugees to thrive through the power of their own ideas. We help refugees become entrepreneurs, launch businesses and take control of their own futures. Alongside our experienced volunteer community of over 300 industry experts, entrepreneurs and consultants, our goal is to launch 2,000 refugee-led businesses by 2025.

In service of our vision of a world where refugees have a fair chance to build a livelihood, we have also developed Anqa, Europe's first marketplace for refugee-led companies, and Skylight, the UK's first micro-credit fund for the refugee business community.

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Did you know that refugees in the UK, US and Canada are far more likely to be unemployed than other citizens, and when employed, more likely to work in low-wage and low-skilled professions? TERN (The Entrepreneurial Refugee Network) helps refugees escape this spiral, by unlocking their entrepreneurial potential. By offering mentoring expert advice, a community to network and business opportunities like pitching events, TERN has supported 250 refugee entrepreneurs in 2020 alone, aiming to launch 2,000 refugee-led businesses by 2025. Their team love the flexibility, endless learning opportunities, wellbeing benefits like coaching, paid volunteering days, and welcoming and supportive atmosphere: “I genuinely look forward to being around my colleagues every day”.

Stats we are proud of

  • 518

    entrepreneurial refuges supported so far

  • 90

    refugee-led brands launched in the UK alone

  • 4

    countries replicating support

  • 1st

    marketplace for refugee-led brands launched globally

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