Working Chance in the North

We are applying our successful recruitment model in the North of England.
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Our Manchester office works with companies and women's prisons across the region.

Our clients are based across the North of England and the Midlands, and in our first year we:

  • have placed over 25 candidates in quality jobs
  • are working with 35 new companies placing candidates
  • working within two women’s prisons: Drake Hall and Styal

Let us help you become a company that your staff are even more proud of.

If you have vacancies to fill, please contact HQ on:

020 7278 1532

Our Impact

Our Partners

From interviewing three women so far, it's been a very inspiring experience. What's impressed me the most is the ladies' willingness to move forward and focus on their future, and how ambitious they are to do that.

Ella Blakesley Corporate Responsibility Manager, EME & US - Ashurst



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.

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Why hire from Working Chance?

A conviction is no legal barrier to offering someone a job. When you employ a Working Chance candidate, it’s good to know that:

  • People with convictions  are more reliable and stay longer in their jobs than anyone else, according to the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development
  • Employees are proud to work for organisations that help people get back on their feet: Marks and Spencer reported that hiring people with convictions increased morale and motivation among staff
  • You are demonstrating your commitment to workplace diversity, challenging prejudice and creating great opportunities for positive media coverage
  • You’ve kept a woman out of prison, transformed her children’s lives, increased their achievement at school and helped to break the intergenerational cycle of deprivation and crime.
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