Somali-born migrants have the lowest employment rate of all immigrants in the UK. Levels of education are also low, with 50% having no qualifications and only 3% having higher education qualifications. This affects more on Somali women who are mostly economically inactive. Most Somali young people were also said to fare less well than the children of other new communities in the UK. This affects their future prospects and leads to exclusion, depression and poverty.
Hodan supports members of the Somali community and wider BME communities to break into the job market by providing tailored advice in areas such as understanding where and how to find jobs, CV writing skills, and interview strategies. We also signpost service users to appropriate learning providers, e.g. to improve their English, numeracy and digital skills.