• Refugees from Ukraine or those fleeing other conflict zones who have been granted the right to live and work in the UK can benefit from the new range of support measures to help them into work
  • Fast-track application process and English language lessons are now available as part of Virgin Media O2’s recruitment support for refugees
  • More than 1,000 roles on offer across the country with positions spanning retail, customer service, marketing and sales, network expansion, technology and digital


As the humanitarian crisis impacting Ukraine continues, we are committed to doing what we can to help those affected– whether that’s through direct donations, providing devices and data, or supporting those seeking refuge in the UK.

Today, Virgin Media O2 is outlining a series of new support measures to help refugees with their search for employment. The recruitment support package is available to anyone with refugee status who has been granted the Right to Live and Work in the UK.

The package includes an accelerated application process for a diverse mix of more than 1,000 roles located across the country. We have advisors on hand to support people in identifying which roles might be of interest and a good fit to their skills.

To further support job seekers, we’re introducing free English language lessons and medical assistance as part of our employee benefits. These benefits will be opened out and made available to all existing employees and are in addition to the range of employee benefits we already provide people who work for Virgin Media O2.

We will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Ukraine and work closely with Government to enhance and develop these initiatives in the coming weeks and months. 

Details of employment opportunities

  • More than 1,000 live job opportunities available across the UK, with full training provided across some roles.
  • Positions available in a variety of areas and disciplines including in retail, customer service, marketing and sales, network expansion, technology and digital teams.
  • A fast-tracked job application process, which can be completed anywhere and anytime.
  • An accelerated response time and advisor support for applications.
  • Virtual and remote video interviews available, including 24 hour on-demand interview availability for some roles.
  • Quick decisions and no delay to joining.

To access the fast-tracked process and support, refugees should contact us at https://o2careers.co.uk/support-for-refugees



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