If you would like to help soon-to-be-released prisoners improve their employability skills and employment prospects (a key factor in reducing re-offending) then join us by volunteering as a 'business partner' at a Business Challenge Day / Employer Engagement Day.
No particular skills or experience is necessary and no preparation is required because a full briefing is given for these enjoyable, challenging 'dragons den' style events.
The Foundation has successfully run employer engagement days inside 14 prisons, resulting in guaranteed job interviews for all candidates who completed the day. Over 350 men and women with convictions participated in these events and have been introduced to 168 potential hiring managers.
These Business Challenge Days have attracted favourable reactions from all attendees, and challenged unconscious bias. The former Prisons Minister, Andrew Selous MP, attended an event at HMP Durham and commented; “Business Challenge Days are exactly the kind of scheme we need to show employers just how valuable ex-offenders can be”