On 2nd May, HMP The Mount are hosting their second Employer Event where both local and national employers are invited to come in and meet men in the last 6 months of their sentence to discuss job vacancies and opportunities, plus the men’s skill, qualifications and experience. The Mount held its first employer event in January which was a massive success, with 10 men being offered job interviews (which we’re subsequently held earlier this month and resulted in 10 job offers being made), plus 2 men were signed up for apprenticeships….all before they’ve left custody!

This is a great initiative, not only to help employers fill their skills shortages across many industries, but also helps ex-offenders to have something positive to go out to, which helps assist in reducing re-offending rates across the country.

If any employer is keen to attend the Employer Event on 2nd May, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Barrett, the Business & Community Engagement Manager at HMP The Mount, at sarah.barrett@hmps.gsi.gov.uk or on 01442 638 498.

 

To hear more from Sarah Barrett, attend our Chamber Lunch for February on the 28th at Beales Hotel Hatfield. Contact the events team at 01707 502180 or email bookings@hertschamber.com to book your place.