We will help you get that job

If you're a woman who has been involved in the criminal justice system in the last three years, or an 18 – 25 year old female care leaver, we're here to help.
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We will carry out an honest assessment of your readiness to work. If we don’t think you’re right or ready for a particular job, we’ll tell you. We'll then be with you every step of the way until we find the right position for you.

Once you're working, we will keep in touch to find out how you're getting on. 

Some candidates come back to us for help to find their second and third jobs to develop their careers.

Meet the Team

Your journey with us

  1. We start with a simple registration interview. We discuss your career plans, work experience and what support you might need.

  2. We get your CV in shape and prepare you for interviews.  We can help guide you through debt and finance issues and refer you to other experts you may need. We then carefully match you to a suitable role and employer.

  3. Our work doesn’t stop when you find a job.  We will check in with you regularly and provide any 'in-work' support you may need.

Some of our employers

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Recent jobs

  • Paid Internships in Government

We're currently recruiting for a number of very exciting 1-year paid internships for care leavers in several Government offices - including the Ministry of Justice, Foreign Office, Department for Education and Department for Work & Pensions. To find out more, contact Emma George (Recruitment Consultant) or call 020 7278 1532.

  • Hospitality Roles

A variety of excellent hospitality roles working for a well-known hotel chain in Manchester have become available - please contact our Manchester office for more information.

  • Apprenticeship Opportunities

A global transportation company has a fantastic range of apprenticeships and jobs on offer - both full and part-time, in London and Derby. Excellent training opportunities, with the chance to go on to roles within maintenance, administration, engineering and more. Contact David Stannard (Recruitment Consultant) for more details or call 020 7278 1532.

Get in Touch
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Mock Interview Training

Would you like to get that perfect job?

A prestigious investment management company have teamed up with Working Chance to help you get the job you deserve, with a mock interview that is customised to your chosen role and industry.

This is an excellent training opportunity with real employers.

We have many dates available - if you'd like to attend and kick start your career, then call us today.

Please contact David Stannard at david@workingchance.org / 07805 703814 for more information and to book your place.

"Before I knew it, I had several interviews lined up... My confidence began to grow and I was offered several jobs in the process, one of which I accepted. None of this would have been possible without Working Chance. They helped me to believe in myself again and the support they offered me was amazing."

Anna Working Chance Candidate
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Free workshops and events

Our employment workshops and employability events will help you become ready for that interview - and career.

Here are just some of the topics we cover:

  • Explore your goals, strengths and purpose

  • Identify your transferable skills

  • CV, cover letters and application forms

  • How to disclose at interview

  • Managing work relationships and developing resilience at work

  • Budgeting, spending and saving

Register with us

We have placed over

800 women into work since 2009


Watch a two minute film by The Exceptionals about Jenny. Working Chance helped her to secure a job with an MP.

The Exceptionals is an online resource to inspire and inform employers to hire people with convictions. Film directed by Roann Ghosh, Greener Productions. Graphics by Gw+Co. www.theexceptionals.org | @exceptionals_uk

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