Ex-Offenders Project - Employers

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Business benefits

There are many benefits to recruiting ex-offenders, including:

• Reducing initial recruitment and job advertising costs

• Resolving skills shortages

• Reducing staff absence

• Increasing staff retention

• Increasing diversity, inclusion and social responsibility

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Contact us

Find out about our free impartial recruitment support; we provide help and support to source local candidates for jobs, work experience, work trials, paid work experience, apprenticeships and graduate internships through our partners and network.

Contact us using the link below to find out more and one of our account managers will be in touch.

Case Studies

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The Exceptionals and HSS Hire case study

Find out more about how HSS Hire were inspired to implement a programme to recruit people with convictions into their business.

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How Ban the Box helped to create an inclusive culture for people with convictions

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Find our our Sanctus offered work experience to people with offending histories at their site in Aylestone Meadows.

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How Sodexo manages the disclosure and barring service (DBS)

Sodexo are signed up to ‘Ban the Box’ which means they do not ask about criminal convictions in job applications. Where the contract does require a DBS check this is done once the offer of employment has been made and an individual risk-based assessment is then made.

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Willmott Dixon

For some inmates, leaving prison is a daunting prospect with many estimated to re-offend, at Willmott Dixon's academy they help inmates to get ‘job ready’ for life outside of prison.

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