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Recruiting ex-offenders into your business

Find out more about the advantages of recruiting ex-offenders, including our free recruitment support.

We provide impartial help and support to source local candidates for; work experience, work trials, paid work experience, apprenticeships and graduate internships.

To find out more fill in the contact form at the bottom of this page.

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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.

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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 borders.

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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.

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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.

Find out more by clicking the link below.

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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.

Find out more by clicking the link below.

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PCC Business Breakfast Event - February 2019

Organised in partnership with the Leicester Employment Hub, Leicestershire Cares and The Department for Work and Pensions, this event provided information and support to businesses regarding the employment of ex-offenders.  The event received extremely positive feedback and over 75 employer signatures, pledging to consider recruitment of ex-offenders across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Contact us for more information about recruiting ex-offenders

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