With the help of our partners we have been busy recruiting a wide range of migrant participants from a diverse group of countries and backgrounds,including Latin America, Africa, the Middle East.
Interest has been high so far among migrant entrepreneurs and there are plenty of potential participants. Launch events have proved very inspiring and we have already learned a great deal from participants who have shared a wide range of exciting business ideas. There were some concerns by the participants about possible clashes in the timing of the Fresh Start programmes with their job centre requirement to be available for work but these have been addressed by offering courses in the evening and weekends. Some participants were also interested in accreditation for the courses in terms of credits for other qualifications and this is something we will be exploring.