"These women have guts, focus and talent. I would be happy to have any of them as a colleague." - Paul Bradley, Big Lottery Fund
"Having an organisation like Working Chance acting as an advisor and support for both the employer and candidate is invaluable. I would feel especially confident working with them when hiring someone with a conviction"
As far as we are concerned, she is exactly the same as anyone else and a real asset to the firm.”
"Of all the people we have recruited into our business, the highest success rate has been from serving women offenders".
"There is an element of risk whenever you take on someone new and we have been extremely pleased to date. It has confirmed my belief that whilst bad things happen and people make mistakes, with the right support they are able to move on."
“I saw an amazing group of skilled, presentable, articulate women dedicated to re-building their working lives. Unlike many job-hunters today, these women know they have to prove themselves: they talk about not letting employers down, being reliable, learning whatever is required to be an asset to an employer.
Six of the seven women I interviewed are on my shortlist for a job and I want to find them opportunities – not just because they deserve to have a working chance, but because they will be great employees!”
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