About United Work

From Refugee to Employee

United Work Reintegration and Placement Services for Syrian refugees in Turkey.
United Work Reintegration and Placement Services, which is established by the funding of Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is a non-profit organization that is running a social responsibility project funded and supported by the various governmental bodies and INGO’s and NGO’s aiming to support Syrian refugees being part of business life in Turkey.

In 2016, a survey has been carried out amongst Dutch companies in Turkey, as an initiative from the Netherlands Minister of Foreign Trade and Development to employ Syrian refugees at companies in Turkey. In regard to the results of the survey; United Work has been founded with the motto “From Refugee to Employee” by the fund granted.

United Work functions as a non-profit organization offering complimentary search and selection services based on job descriptions companies provide, organizing interviews, along with pre-job trainings focusing on enhancing soft skills, on improving cultural learning and on social and work life adaptation and work permit consultancy.

United Work is the one and only organization that is offering job seeking, placement, work permit consultancy and adaptation modules as a package under one roof.


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United Work have designed and developed all of its programs and services accordingly need and demand of refugees, host community and labour market to provision of job creation for all actors of labour market.


United Work is a unique organization offering job seeking, job placement, training, and work permit consultancy services as a package under one roof.


United Work offers complimentary search and selection services, job interview organization, along with pre-job training focusing on employability and work-life adaptation and work permit consultancy.



October 3

Mr. Erik Weststrate from the Dutch Embassy to Turkey and Mr. Bart van Bolhuis from the Dutch Consul General in İstanbl has visited United Work receiving detailed information on our efforts

October 1

2. year has been planned as 15 months with the support of Dutch Ministry of foreign affairs. 2nd year’s target is three-times of the first year’s target; 600 placements

September 30

Yearly target of 200 placements has been reached within 19 weeks and the first year has ended 3 months earlier than calendar year

June 13

First woman placement in “Medical Help Turkey” – Leen Abdulmohsen

May 24

First placement for companies with Dutch origin; Muhammed Sawas has been placed to “Unilever” with the title WCM Specialist

May 22

First outreach office in Sultanbeyli has been opened within Refugee Association premises

May 12

The opening has Been Organized With The Participation Of Dutch Embassy And Dutch Consul General

April 21

First placement was for “Marm Assistance A.Ş.” – Obadia Serdar

February 9

First “Self Support Program” Module started with 15 trainees

February 3

United Work started its efforts in Şişli – Istanbul Headquarter

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United Work aim to making best matches between companies and job seekers.


United Work offers complimentary search and selection services and more for Syrian Refugees in Turkey.


United Work train the refugees targeted to strengthening employable skills of job seekers.