NatWest has published an article about recruiting people with convictions, featuring this site as a source of support for employers. The article is copied below: One remedy to the UK’s skills gap could be to hire more ex-offenders, so what’s the best way of going about this? There are around 1.6 million unemployed people in […]
The Newcastle Chronicle published a piece yesterday off the back of news that Virgin Trains are going to be holding recruitment events in prisons and opening its doors to people with convictions. Kathryn Wildman, who runs recruitment on Virgin’s West Coast route, said: “We started this process three years ago with relatively modest ambitions. “But we’ve […]
James Ramsbotham, the chief executive at the North East England Chamber of Commerce, has written an article in the Northern Echo, encouraging companies to look at people with convictions when they’re recruiting. Talking about this site, he says its: dedicated to helping employers find their way through the right processes to ensure they have the […]
Last night we contributed to a discussion on BBC Radio West Midlands, which looked at the case of Natalie Atkinson, and looked at the role of employers in giving people with convictions a second chance. You can listen to the programme below:
As part of our support for Ban the Box, we spoke on Radio 5 Live about the campaign. You can listen to the interview below.