“I am qualified as a dental technician. I want always to get work. Especially something to do with art, as I am musician. Making tooth was kind of art for me, carving or using all different types of wax or metal alloys, it was interesting and enjoyable. I worked for a few years in Syria. Finding a job in that field was very hard for me as I had to have an English qualification which I went for a year nearly.” -Haval-
The issue of non-transferrable qualifications is a huge barrier to refugee integration. Under UK laws, many professional degrees from overseas universities are not deemed to be equivalent to British universities, even though many of those universities were established in colonial times and adopted the British educational system.