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 volunteer placements for hundreds of women.

Our work with 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, never as part of a care or sentence plan. Because they want to work. We operate in women's prisons and communities across London and the South-East, and our Manchester office operates across the North of England and the Midlands.

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Mentoring

Want to use your skills to mentor women and help them build their confidence?

Or are you a woman with a conviction or young woman care leaver who would benefit from a career mentor?

Our new Mentoring Programme carefully matches women with corporate mentors who provide career advice, help with confidence-building and act as professional role models. 

Mentors and mentees also get exclusive access to the new Rungway app - where you can give and seek advice on work and life challenges.

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Employment is a key factor in reducing re-offending

Re-offending costs the UK economy between £9.5bn and £13bn a year.

  • 48% of women leaving prison are re-convicted within a year
  • 2% of our candidates have disclosed re-offending to us
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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 took me for a job interview last week."

Sophie

Working Chance Candidate

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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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