We have made over

1,350 job placements


Our success with sustainable employment

  • 19% of people leaving prison and referred to the government's Work Programme found a job which they held for six months or more.
  • 82% of the women we place into work are still in their role six months later.


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

  • 48% of women are re-convicted within one year of leaving prison
  • £35k is the average, annual cost of a prison place in England and Wales
  • < 2% of our candidates have disclosed re-offending to us
Young woman Sound studio Ranald McKechnie

Our statistics speak for themselves

Every day, we work hard to deliver an even better service than the day before, ensuring that our services to both candidates and businesses are of the highest quality.

Working with an independent, external evaluator, we train our candidates to interview their peers to help us monitor and assess the quality of our recruitment services.

We listen to our partners in the corporate world to better help them meet their business needs, deliver social value and make real change happen.

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We have placed over

800 women into paid and voluntary work


The care-to-prison pipeline for women

  • < 1% of all children in England are in care
  • 61% of girls aged 15-18 in custody say they have spent time in care
  • 1 in 3 women in prison have spent time in care


290 employers have recruited from us


Women in prison

  • 5% of the total UK prison population are women
  • 84% of women entering prison under sentence have committed a non-violent offence
  • 70% of sentenced women entering prison in the year to December 2016 were serving six months or less


This two minute film about Working Chance was produced by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, recognising our win in the 'Outstanding Impact' category at the foundation's Charity Achievement Awards.


"They take time to listen to what you really want to do and they push you to do what you really want to do."

Kristine Working Chance Candidate

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