Fresh Start
Resettlement Services

About Fresh Start CIC

Fresh start is a community interest resettlement services organisation, which specialise in the provision of support to people who have experienced additional barriers gaining meaningful employment. We promote social inclusion by addressing skills gaps, through the provision of inclusive training, guidance, and support, that transforms career prospects for people with significant barriers into work.

Our work

We believe that everyone deserves a fresh start and the right to meaningful employment. Our work has transformed the employment prospects and life chances of our participants. We assist candidates to help themselves, lifting them out of potential cycles of deprivation, improving social capital and community cohesion.

Fresh start works with over 60 referral partners to provide our people with the work and the support needed for them to successfully enter or re-enter the workforce.

Our commitment to our candidates

What you can expect from us

1. Passion – we are passionate about our candidates making progress

2. Empathy – we are understanding of the barriers you face and committed to supporting you to overcome them

3. Honesty – we strive to be honest and open with our candidates; we will be honest about the support you need to get you ready for the next steps in your career

4. Support – we will be supportive of your aspirations and ambitions to succeed

5. Integrity – we will be fair and open in working with you

Our Services


Our team of advisors will work with you and provide additional support needed to gain and sustain work including:

Information, Advice and Guidance

We offer information on careers in construction, civils and the built environment; work experience; apprenticeships & funded training opportunities.

Our pre-employment services

Supports people to gain the skills, knowledge and understanding required to gain and sustain meaningful employment.

Addressing barriers into work

Working collaboratively with other third sector organisations we can offer a range of support overcoming other barriers into work including PPE and help with some transportation costs.

In work support

We offer progression planning and upskilling for candidates to move up the career ladder.

Employment Outcomes with Fresh Start

Fresh starts work with some of the leading blue-chip companies in the construction industry, to align our trainees with companies and roles that match their talent and career aspirations. All the companies in our network are committed to social inclusion and working with the most marginalised in our community. Our shared values play a key role in the success of our programme by helping those in need of support, to gain and sustain meaningful employment.

Testimonials From Our Candidates

This is why we do what we do.

Case Study

Martin’s Story

When i got on the RMF Rail course, everything fell into place for me

Find out about our current opportunities
on our Fresh Start Portal

Our Employment Partners include...