Navigating your way back into the working world can be challenging enough, and for Omar, circumstances out of his control were preventing him from finding work. With the support from his Seetec Pluss Employment Adviser, and even his local MP, Sir Robert Buckland, Omar is now well on his way to securing a job.

Omar’s Employment Adviser, Michael:

“When I started working with Omar in October 2022, I knew there had been some issues with his Right to Work documents. He had applied for his British passport but had added an additional family name to his application, and his current documents which granted him permanent residency in the UK were not registered with the additional name.

“My colleague contacted the office of Swindon’s local MP, Sir Robert Buckland back in April 2022 and outlined the issue Omar was facing, which was preventing him from working in the UK. Omar was feeling very frustrated which I could fully understand and I explained to him that I would follow up with Sir Robert Buckland MP’s office and reassured him that we would do all we could to get him his documents back and in order.

“After emailing Sir Robert Buckland MP in October, I was pleased to receive a response saying that Omar’s new certificate of naturalisation was issued to him by the Home Office and it had been delivered and signed for. I met with Omar two days later and he looked so happy and like a completely different person.

“Omar did then need some further financial support to apply for his new passport, which Seetec Pluss helped him with. Whilst we were waiting for his passport, I suggested that Omar look into some further qualifications to increase his chances of finding work, so Omar started on a CSCS course in November 2022.

“He is now looking forward to starting a new role and becoming more financially independent as soon as his passport has been processed.”

To find out more about how the Restart Scheme can support you or someone you know on their journey back into work, speak to your JCP Work Coach, or click here.


The Restart Scheme is funded by the Department for Work and Pensions.

Area: Swindon, Wiltshire

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