The UK’s only recruitment consultancy for women leaving the criminal justice and care systems.

Recruitment Redefined

Our expert team help candidates find the right job and support them for as long as they need. We work with some of the UK’s biggest private and public sector companies, finding jobs and with real career prospects for hundreds of women.

Our work with women ex-offenders and young care leavers helps them develop confidence, skills and financial security. For our candidates, a job is more than an income; it means a future where she and her family can flourish.

Candidates come to us freely and never as part of a care or sentence plan, but because they are able and want to work. We operate in women's prisons and communities across London, Reading and Brighton.

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Employment is a key factor in reducing re-offending

Re-offending costs the UK economy up to £15bn a year.

  • 58% of women leaving prison are re-convicted within a year
  • < 4% of our candidates re-offend
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"I was referred to Working Chance three weeks ago. I’ve had more input and help from them in three weeks than I’ve had in the past two and a half years. Working Chance sent me for a job interview last week."


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"Working Chance really understands the sort of talent we are looking for. They only send us women who are a brilliant fit for the job."

Sir Richard Branson

Founder, Virgin Group

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