Working towards social inclusion: Supporting offenders and marginalised groups into sustainable employment

Nov 07

Venue: Geoffrey Manton Building, Manchester Metropolitan University

Thu 7 November 2019

PERU supports these free evening seminars organised by the Academy for Social Justice. This seminar features 3 speakers, all focused on supporting widest offender cohorts and marginalised groups into sustainable employment:

  • Lucy Williams, Regional Employment Broker from New Futures Network, a national network, created by the Ministry of Justice to enhance the opportunities for rehabilitation and reform, including increasing the number of prisoners/offenders in employment in custody, through-the-gate and upon release.
  • Paul Burns, Employment Manager from CPJ Group who have developed 40+ employment pathways into the civil engineering and infrastructure industries.
  • Jacob Hill, Managing Director from Offploy, a social enterprise formed by ex-offenders to help those with convictions secure meaningful, sustainable and mentored employment. 

Each of the speakers will discuss their offer to support socially excluded groups through pre-employment, apprenticeship and employment places, training and in-work support and discuss their vision to overcome challenges.


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