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Contribution to Economy: Work

Watch the short film where first Windrush generation talk about working and trying to get work on arrival in Britain.  The video is 6:37 minutes long.

Some of the  first Windrush generation found employment easily on their arrival to Britain, whereas others came up against racism and bigotry.  Many migrants who came from skilled jobs in the Caribbean could not find the kind of work they specialised in in Britain, for a variety of reasons.  

Interviews with second generation Windrush citizens provide insights into the legacy of the experiences of their parents in forging a career in a new country.