Applications started in Istanbul for Work-Based Learning Programme (WBL/ISMEP)

News | 20 October 2022
Implemented by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Office for Türkiye, ISMEP increases job opportunities and continues to match vacancies on the market with required skill sets by supporting the improvement of vocational skills of workers. Through ISMEP, Turkish citizens and Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) are employed formally right from the first day; and acquire the skills in demand in the labour market through on-the-job training.

Currently implemented in Adana, Ankara, Bursa, Denizli and Gaziantep to support job-seekers and employers, ISMEP is implemented by the Strategy Development Unit of Küçükçekmece Municipality in Istanbul. Those placed in jobs under the programme receive technical and vocational training at their workplaces.

All job-seekers of age 18 and above may apply to the ISMEP programme, with women, youth and persons with disabilities particularly encouraged.

Marked for implementation in Küçükçekmece and environs in Istanbul, the ISMEP programme receives applications from other districts, and covers any job position in any sector.


Documentation and information required for application:

  1. Photocopy of identity certificate for Turkish citizens; photocopy of temporary protection identity certificate for Syrians
  2. SGK registration and detailed service record (available through e-Devlet portal)
  3. Photocopy of the disability report, where the applicant is a person with disabilities
  4. Phone number of the applicant, and alternative number where s/he cannot be reached
  5. E-mail address.
The documentation, contact information and vocational area being applied should be delivered in person or through the following means the Youth Development Centre at Küçükçekmece İstasyon Mahallesi Semt Konağı.

For application to ISMEP-ISTANBUL:

Address: Küçükçekmece İstasyon Mahallesi Semt Konağı
Gençlik Gelişim Merkezi
İstasyon Mahallesi 1437. Sokak No:2 D:1 Küçükçekmece /İstanbul

For workers:

Job-seeker’s application through WhatsApp: (0505) 172 66 15 – 444 4 360 /8564
Application by e-mail:

For employers:

Employer’s application through WhatsApp: (0505) 172 66 16
Application by e-mail:

Online application:

Those enterprises which complete their application through will be contacted.


Requirements for eligibility participation in the Programme:
  • Be enterprises which need new, additional workers
  • Have capacity to support vocational training development at workplace
  • Aim to retain participants in jobs following the ISMEP programme
  • Obtain work permits for Syrian participants and register them with Social Security Institution (SSI)
  • Register Turkish citizens with SSI

Documentation and information required for application:

  1. Tax certificate
  2. Certificate of registration with Chamber of Commerce, Chamber of Tradesmen and Craftsmen or Trade Registry
  3. SSI insurees service list.

About ISMEP:

The Work-Based Learning Programme (WBL/ISMEP) is a support scheme implemented under the “Promoting Decent Work for Syrians under Temporary Protection and Turkish Citizens Project” of the ILO’s Refugee Response Programme. The Project is financed by the Federal Republic of Germany through KfW Development Bank AND implemented by the ILO Office for Türkiye in coordination with the Directorate-General for International Labour Force (DG-ILF) of the Turkish Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MoLSS).

For further information:


*Küçükçekmece Municipality: Phone 444 4 360 / Ext.8564

*ILO Office for Türkiye,