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May 2017

Procurement a ‘driving force for social change’

By | 20th May, 2017|Blog|

Blue Sky is proud of our long-standing parnterhsip with Amey, which was recently acknowledged by shortlist nominations for two national awards: the National CSR Awards for ‘Partnership in the Community’, and the Better Society Award for ‘Innovation’. By working through Blue Sky Agency to place ex-offenders into a range of jobs within their environmental services [...]

March 2017

Blue Sky Agency diversifies into new sectors

By | 19th March, 2017|Blog|

Blue Sky Agency, offering companies a value-added alternative source of temporary labour within their supply chains, is proud to announce a number of new commercial partnerships that take us into new industry sectors. Building on our strong track record in grounds maintenance and waste management, we have diversified in recent months into food manufacturing (in [...]

April 2017

Supporting Prison Learners at HMP Wandsworth

By | 1st April, 2017|Blog|

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 [...]

Kate’s Blog: New partners, new sectors, new jobs…

By | 19th April, 2017|Blog|

Nobody ever changed anything without optimism, and it is with this spirit (plus a good dose of Blue Sky’s particular humour) that we start the Spring season and a new financial year. Reflecting back on the last 12 months, I wanted to thank you, our Friends, Supporters and Colleagues, for your continued belief in our [...]

Sheridan’s story: leaving behind the fast lane of crime

By | 19th April, 2017|Blog|

Sheridan had been in and out of crime for most of his adult life. A life-long Londoner, he’d done various gardening jobs over the years but nothing permanent, and no thought of a career. With little to live on, the temptation of crime was always there to earn some extra money. He got involved in [...]

March 2017

May 2015

A guide to employing ex-offenders

By | 28th May, 2015|News|

"Recruiting safety and fairly: a practical guide to employing ex-offenders" Nacro’s 'Employer Advice Service', supported by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS), has produced this publication aimed at employers and recruiters. The guidance outlines how to implement fair, safe and responsible policies and practices for employing [...]

December 2014

A visit from the Secretary of State for Justice…

By | 5th December, 2014|Blog, News|

We were delighted to be asked by the MP for Ealing Central and Acton Angie Bray to take a lead role in an event which would demonstrate the invaluable work being carried out in her constituency through the incredibly successful partnership between Blue Sky and Amey. On 3rd December Blue Sky and other representatives from [...]

Carwyn’s blog – A sewing machine for Christmas…

By | 1st December, 2014|Blog, Carwyn's blog, Blue Sky Inside, News|

Last week I had the pleasure of welcoming Will Prochaska, Ben Houghton, Gail Jones and Philippa Harrison from RAPt (Blue Sky’s merger partner) to our Stitch in Time textiles workshop at HMP/YOI Bronzefield. As workshop manager Allison Enenche showed our guests what Stitch in Time produces (from bags for Anya Hindmarch to haute couture garments – [...]