Blue Sky Skills, which delivers vocational training and employability programmes in prison, is to start a new partnership with HMP Wandsworth. Blue Sky Skills will support the prison’s Centre for Excellence in Facilities Management, delivering accredited training in waste management, leading to employment opportunities with Blue Sky on the outside. We will also be delivering an innovative employability programme called ‘Job Planet’ to motivate participants with realistic short-term job goals leading to longer-term career opportunities.

Kate Markey, Managing Director for Blue Sky, says: “It’s fantastic to be working with HMP Wandsworth to help achieve its 2020 vision, which has learning, skills and employment as central pillars. Blue Sky looks forward to be known by staff and prisoners alike as an organisation that offers hope through real work.”