Recruiting ex-offenders into your business
Find out more about the advantages of recruiting ex-offenders, including our free recruitment support: you may be eligible for our £3,500 grant towards employing a qualifying individual on a 12-month apprenticeship or 6-month paid work experience contract.
We provide impartial help and support to source local candidates for work experience; work trial; paid work experience; apprenticeships; local jobs; graduate interns.
Unlocking New Opportunities
Read a blog post by The Exceptionals on the 'Unlocking New Opportunities' event in October 2019, that focused on the benefits and social value of hiring ex-offenders.
The WIRE Project
The WIRE Project provides two weeks unpaid volunteered mentored work placements for ex-offenders in order to get them ready for work. It’s key objective is to reduce re-offending within Leicestershire & Rutland boarders. It does this by providing a two-week unpaid volunteered mentored work placement.
APM provides services for people, places and business to create and improve skills, employment, and health and wellbeing.
APM helps offenders move towards social inclusion and employment through our CFO3 programme for Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service.
Find out more by clicking the link below.
Recruitment agency case study
We recently supported a local recruitment agency to take on an ex-offender, find out more by clicking the link below.
Ex-offender case study
Daniel is eager to turn his life around. After gaining his CSCS card with the help of The Wire Project at Leicestershire Cares, Daniel was offered a temporary position with a large construction firm, thanks to the Leicester Employment Hub.
HOPE at Stocken
HMP Stocken is a ‘Category C’ Adult Male Training Prison in the rural county of Rutland. As a ‘Training Prison’ it is our aim to provide Offenders with work skills to help them gain meaningful employment on release from custody. Businesses can work with prisons to offer training and employment opportunities.
PCC Business Breakfast Event - February 2019
Organised in partnership with the Leicester Employment Hub, Leicestershire Cares and The Department for Work and Pensions the event provided information and support to businesses regarding the employment of ex-offenders. The event received extremely positive feedback and over 75 signatures on the pledge board to say that organisations will consider the opportunities for the recruitment of ex-offenders across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.