See the benefits a whole range of businesses can gain from training and employing ex-offenders, from painting and decorating to the restaurant trade and corporate law.


See how Jenny turned her life around after leaving prison and now works as an MP Assistant at the House of Commons, with the support and training provided by award-winning charity Working Chance.

About the contributors

Bounce Back

Bounce Back is a charity that provides training in prisons and supports people from prison into employment. The skills training includes painting and decorating, dry lining and it has just opened the first scaffolding centre in a UK prison. It is also a social enterprise that employs people as professional decorators on release, working on projects of all sizes in and around London. Its focus is the reduction of re-offending through training and employment, both in its own organisation and in partnership with other construction companies.

Working Chance

Working Chance is an award-winning charity and the UK's only specialist recruitment consultancy for women with convictions and young women care leavers. Jenny Martín (not her real name), featured in the film above, is a former candidate. As part of the support, training and networking provided, Jenny participated in workshops, attended fairs and received one-to-one mentoring. Working Chance successfully placed Jenny in a nine-month paid internship as part of The Speaker's Parliamentary Placement Scheme and are delighted that she has since become an MP Assistant at the House of Commons.