Questions And Answers


Will there be any charges involved during any stage of your services?

United Work is a non-profit organisation that provides complimentary services to employees and employers.

What are the demographics of the refugees you assist being placed?

Currently, there are slightly over 4 million refugees in Turkey. All refugees whom are above legal working age and whom obtain remaining conditions are considered part of United Work candidate pool.

Is language going to be a barrier?

Turkish skills can vary from beginner to advanced for refugees. Language skills may be a recruitment criterion for Companies; in such case United Work will select candidates accordingly.

Are United Work efforts are limited only to Istanbul?

Along with the headquarter in İstanbul; United Work has region offices in İzmir and Bursa. Also, United Work provides assistance to companies from all around Turkey from distance or on-site upon request.

At what stage can we be involved, is it possible to ask for your services partially?

United Work aims to provide a whole circle assistance on search and selection processes. Companies may request supoort on whole or part of the process as they require.

Does the process end after job-start?

After hiring processes are completed, United Work provides an on-site corporate adaptation modüle to new employees focusing on improving adaptation and effectiveness of the employees.

Is there any subsidies related to refugee employment?

Subsidies are often available and provided through outside funds within differentiating conditions. You are kindly encouraged to contact United Work to request information on current subsidy possibilities.

What could be done for candidates that are not legally eligible to apply for a work permit?

If the refugee does nt hold a Temporary Proctection ID or registered under Temporary Protection Status in a different city than the employer; a work permit application shall not be possible. United Work commits to check candidates eligibility to work permit application and direct only suitable candidates.


Are you going to find me a job?

Our first mission is trying our best to find you a job. We depend on the wishes of our clients. We have an extended and varied network, so we can guarantee you a bigger chance of finding a job.

If i participate in your program, can you guarantee me a job?

Even though we will do our best, we cannot guarantee you a job.

I am only interested in one particular job. could you help me?

Sorry, no. Our main goal is to get you as quickly as into business life and to make you a legal employee. We can only provide you the job positions that our clients offer us. If you participate in our program, we expect you to consider every vacancy. Even if it is below your standard line of work, it might be a good start for a legal position. 

Do i need a work permit?

Yes, you do. United Work will assist your employer apply for a work permit for you. Due to legal restrictions; the work permit is only valid for a specific job and belong to a specific employer-employee relationship. If you quit the job, your new employer is expected to apply for a work permit.

What kind of jobs are available at united work?

Our clients are mainly looking for ‘blue-collar’ workers. Blue-collar work may involve skilled or unskilled manufacturing, sanitation, construction, mechanical maintenance, technical installation and many other types of physical work. Also, jobs in restaurants or shops. A higher level academic education is often not required for many blue-collar jobs. However, certain fields may require specialized training, licensing or certification as well as a high school diploma. 

I don’t speak Turkish; would that be a problem?

No. However, beginner or moderate level of Turkish speaking increases your chance of finding a job. Our training program is in English. Translation from English to Arabic will be provided.

Do i have to pay any kind of fee to United Work?

No, all assistance and services provided by United Work is complimentary for both candidates and employers.

Once i started my job, can i still be in contact with United Work?

Of course. We like to stay in touch and hear from you. If there are problems in reference to your job (communication, safety, rights, harassment), please inform us. We will try to support you with our best effort.