Wiltshire Council update on Ukraine nationals in Wiltshire

Training and job opportunities for Ukraine nationals in Wiltshire

There are now many opportunities for our Ukrainian guests to develop their English language skills with ESOL courses provided by our Family and Community Learning Team and also by Wiltshire College. Please share this information with hosts and in your communities.

A number of Ukrainian nationals in Wiltshire are taking up lessons for people aged 19+ from the Wiltshire Council Family and Community Learning (English for Speakers of Other Languages) courses. There are currently 19 in the Melksham Group,  12 confirmed in Chippenham with more anticipated to join the first session on Friday. Devizes ESOL lessons will start on 8 June and Calne the week beginning the 27 June with similar numbers projected. People can find out more about the ESOL courses by going to or by calling 01225 770478.

There is also advice available for Ukraine nationals on finding work in the government information pack Ukraine_Welcome_Guide.pdf ( Employers who can offer work to Ukraine nationals can find out more about how to register and then share their job offer by visiting the gov pages Offer work to people who have come to the UK from Ukraine – GOV.UK (
More detail for employers is available at  UNHCR – Tapping Potential: Guidelines to Help British Businesses Employ Refugees;

We also have a wide range of information on our Work Wiltshire pages for those aged 16 plus with options for employment, education and training.
Wiltshire Council’s Work Wiltshire pages have a dedicated section of post 16 options at  Support for young people arriving from Ukraine – Work Wiltshire The pages have  information on transport, higher education, community support, and resources/equipment.

Young people from Ukraine wanting to access the support will need to complete a referral form to access up to two of the services to support them. Host families are also encouraged to share the information with their guests.

Wiltshire College is also supporting Ukraine nationals  aged 16 – 18 years by running a Summer School between 20 June and 14 July, this will be 13 hours per week over four weeks. If a young person would like to book an assessment to be able to join the Summer School they can email

Latest figures show approximately 2,830 households have registered for the Homes for Ukraine scheme and currently 447 households have been matched with 1,181  individuals.

There are 178 school applications, 113 primary and 65 secondary.

Due to a short week next week we will not be sending a councillor briefing but we do continually update our web pages so please have a look at the Ukraine pages on Wiltshire stands with Ukraine – Wiltshire Council