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Do you have an opportunity for an ex-offender?

As a result of a working group including the Police and Crime Commissioners Office, Leicester City Council and Leicestershire Cares, an event has been organised as part of Leicester business festival on Wednesday 30th October that will look at the benefits and social value of employing ex-offenders.

The event has two main parts, the first being aimed at new businesses that are looking at revitalising their recruitment strategy and finding out how this avenue of recruitment could benefit and drive their business forward. The start of the event will focus on the launch of a new ex-offender website page, highlighting of the services that can support businesses in this new recruitment strategy and the Employment Hubs £3500 grant offer. This part of the event will be bookable through the Leicester Business Festival Website.
After the presentations the team are looking to run a mock interview fair, where businesses that already recruit ex-offenders will exhibit their live vacancies. The aim is for ex-offenders to showcase their CVs and skills to  employers and for them to explore the opportunities available. From the event the ex-offenders will leave with a clear idea of the jobs available and the next steps on how they apply, there is not an expectation from the employers that these are formal interviews but that it’s a case to showcase some of the brilliant opportunities available.
If you would like to get involved in the interview fair and have live vacancies or would like to know more about recruiting ex-offenders please get in touch with shelley.stanhope@leicester.gov.uk 01164543419