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We're Working Chance. If you're a woman with a conviction, we're here to help you build a brighter future

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Jobs, voluntary work, education or training

Having a criminal record can get in the way when you apply for jobs. So can things like low confidence or the fear of having to tell an employer about a conviction in a job interview.

It doesn't matter to us when you received your conviction, what is was for or how many you have - if you need help getting a job, accessing education, or developing your career, we're here to help. Our staff are friendly and patient and will never judge you.

We can help you find work, education or training (from functional skills in English and maths all the way to university degrees) or a combination of each. First we'll arrange a call with you to find out more about what you're looking for and check our service is right for you.

After that you'll get your own support worker who will give you guidance on things like your CV, how to do a brilliant interview and how to tell potential employers about any convictions.

We have relationships with over 110 employers (big and small, in all sorts of sectors) around the country who are open to hiring women with convictions. We'll do our best to give you a choice of jobs to apply for that match with your preferences and abilities - there are no guarantees of course, but 70% of the women who completed employability support with us found a role.

Just fill in and submit the enquiry form below and one of our team will be in touch within 24 hours.

So what are you waiting for? Get in touch if you are in England or Wales and let's see if we can help!

Update added April 2024:

We currently have a waiting list of a few weeks. If you’re happy to wait, do fill in the form below.

If you’re looking for support in other areas, such as mental health and housing, take a look here.

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Please don't fill in this form on behalf of someone else. To make a referral for someone you are supporting, please visit this page.

How it works

Watch the video to find out how our service for women works, and see if we're right for you.

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Our impact

We change lives

  • 4,000

    job vacancies are available right now with the employers we work with - so there should be something that's right for you!

  • 60

    women have found jobs through us in in the last year (September 2021 - August 2022)

  • 84%

    of women said Working Chance had improved their confidence to look and apply for jobs

Case study

A shared interest: restarting lives through employment at Social Interest Group

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