TeemKhan stories

Making A Life Changing Podcast

Making A Life Changing Podcast

When we first started talking to Virgin about ideas for the Breaking Barriers podcast series, we were really keen to do something special.

Our aim was to give people a genuine platform to share their own experiences of getting into work. We also wanted to cast a light on the reality of living with a barrier to employment.

We also hoped that we would have the opportunity to have employers learn from the podcast. What could they do differently in their own industries to make things more straightforward for people to follow their career path? How could they...


Waiting isn’t Working – Teem's Story

Waiting isn’t Working – Teem's Story

Every year, people are forced to flee their homes due to war or violence. Some people come to the UK to find safety and claim asylum. While they are waiting for the government to make a decision on their claim, they aren’t allowed to work. 

The current system is unfair – people can wait years for a decision, unable to work in all that time. It pushes people into poverty and isolation – it just doesn’t make sense! 

But don’t just take our word for it. Take Teem’s. Teem is an expert by experience – he’s lived through the asylum...