Amey and building upkeep firm, Bell Group, have got teamed up with the brand new Futures Network – the expert section of Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Assistance that agents partnerships between prisons and companies – to produce a group of academies within the prison atmosphere that will help to greatly help transform lives and decrease reoffending.
The brand new academy, that is being launched at HMP Featherstone  and Hewell;will provide prisoners with the chance to get an industry-recognised vocational qualification within painting and decorating and a Structure Skills Qualification Scheme card to greatly help them move directly into employment when back the community.
Everyone who effectively graduates from the academy could have the possibility for a job at Bell within a broader hard work to lessen re-offending and assist the construction industry deal with its abilities shortage.
The partnership builds on the prosperous Amey CRED (Thoroughly clean, Rehabilitative, Enabling, Decent) program, which currently operates in 24 prisons and prisoners with the chance to understand new skills and obtain valuable work encounter on the Amey Prison Amenities Management team.
Craig McGilvray, Managing Director, Amey Protected Infrastructure stated: “As an ongoing business, we are centered on dealing with our supply clients and chain to create social worth into our operations. One way we have been achieving this is by assisting to transform offenders’ lifestyles for the better. Not only throughout their sentence but by helping them because they integrate back to society and the place of work.
“The start of the brand new academy together with the Bell Team strengthens our dedication to tackle financial inequality by developing abilities and creating careers to ensure people are given the chance to build up their careers regardless of what their background or background is usually.”
Anna Higham, Head of Business & Social Obligation at Bell Team commented: “Growing our Academy Model in to the Prison network is an extremely exciting time for all of us. In an evergrowing industry which has a severe abilities shortage we have been looking to build relationships as many individuals as possible that are passionate about structure. Dealing with Amey and the Prison Program to do this whilst also assisting to reduce re-offending is really a defining moment for all of us and we can’t wait around to start this trip.”
Laurie Scott, New Futures Network, Work Agent for the West Midlands mentioned: “Getting ultimately more prison leavers right into a steady work is a key area of the Government’s intend to cut criminal offense by reducing reoffending. We’re looking towards obtaining these academies and operating and to helping more folks to secure long-phrase up, stable work.”