We’re delighted to share that Colas Rail UK has signed as a Bronze Signatory of the Second Chances Charter created by West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC).

The Second Chances Charter removes the stigma around employing ex-offenders, providing them with support to find employment, training, support and give them the ‘second chance’ and in turn reduce re-offending.

This support includes interviews, entry-level jobs, workplace mentors, work experience placements and other incentives.

The charter has been co-launched by the PCC and West Midlands Combined Authority and provides the following resources:

  • A ‘one-stop shop’ microsite for public and private organisations to access information
  • Education for employers, not just charter signatories on the benefits of recruiting former offenders
  • Ensure appropriate roles and vacancies are offered
  • Hosting employability events to launch the scheme and invite former offenders to meet potential employers
  • A commitment to evolve the charter as more information is available

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First Published: 19th April 2023