July 06, 2017

Watch: What is a Working Chance employability event like?

Working Chance runs regular employability events, both in women's prisons and at corporate offices, designed to prepare our candidates for job interviews and returning to the world of work.

Our candidates take part in practise 'speed-interviews' with corporate volunteers from large employers like Ashurst law firm, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi MUFG, Carpetright and many more. The employers and candidates also work together on group presentation activities, with a prize awarded by a panel of experts for the best product pitch!

These events help our candidates to practise disclosing their conviction, hone their interview skills, network with employers and boost their self-confidence. Our corporate volunteers also find the experience a rewarding one - and often meet candidates who are suitable for current vacancies.

From interviewing three women so far, it's been a very inspiring experience. What's impressed me the most is the candidates' 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

To find out more about hosting or volunteering at an employability event, please contact Georgette Mitchell (Finance & Administration Officer) at georgette@workingchance.org / 020 7278 1532 for more information.

Video by Jonny Pollard at Looking Good Films and Stephanie Robinson at Working Chance. 

Graphics by Hactar.

With thanks to Ashurst, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi MUFG, Carpetright and all participants in the film.