Talent. Skills. Motivation.

We know you only want the best. Our candidates are expertly screened to make sure they are ready for work, then carefully matched to the opportunities you offer.
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Employers tell us that staff morale improves when they hire our candidates.

We are a specialist recruitment consultancy that does more. We meet and assess all of our candidates to gauge their readiness to work,  providing a tailored training programme where required. The women we support are experienced, skilled and driven to succeed.

We have placed candidates with some of UK’s biggest brands, public sector bodies and charities. By choosing Working Chance, you are giving women the chance to rebuild their lives. Watch as they rise to the trust you place in them.

Because we are a charity, our rates are extremely competitive.

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82% of the candidates we find a job for are still in their role six months later
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"We’re proud to have hired talented women through Working Chance – women who demonstrate determination and a strong work ethic, and seamlessly fit into our teams."

Baroness Ruby McGregor-Smith CBE

Former Chief Executive, Mitie

Meet the Team

Here's how we work

  1. Once we have your job description, we break down the skills and experience you need and the kind of person you're after. 

    With an appreciation of your company culture, we select the most closely matched candidates from our pool of talent.

  2. We invite your selected candidates for interview and, if required, our consultants can support you in the assessment process. 

    Once you've found the right candidate, we can help with contracts and any other support you feel you need.

  3. After the hire, we check in regularly with both candidate and employer to ensure things are running smoothly. 

    We are here to support both our candidates and your company. You can call us at any time, as we encourage ongoing dialogue to discuss both concerns and successes.

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Less than

2% of our candidates disclose to us that they have re-offended

Need apprentices or volunteers?

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    Our 18-25 year old care leavers are bursting with energy, ability and potential. Apprenticeships will help them develop new skills and a positive career direction.

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    We apply the same careful matching process for volunteers as for paid roles. Our candidates always want to build and develop their work skills and experience.

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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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