FIS is continuing its work with No Going Back, an initiative to support prison leavers, and an opportunity has come up to visit HMP Brixton.

The visit will take place on Tuesday 25 June from 9am and we are looking for employers to join us to explain the pathways into the sector and how they can build a lasting career.

This visit will provide an opportunity to observe the Drylining training programme in action. Employers will witness the skills and dedication of the trainees firsthand. Additionally, there will be a chance to interact with the trainees, many of whom have shown a strong interest in pursuing careers in construction.

Employer involvement would not only bolster our rehabilitation efforts but also potentially address some of the skills gaps within the industry.

It would be valuable for employers with ongoing job openings to meet these men, as well as for those who are hesitant about hiring them. This interaction can help change perceptions and demonstrate the potential these men have to contribute positively in the workplace.

Instructors at HMP Brixton will provide details on the training individuals have undertaken during their sentence. Additionally, No Going Back and Employers can deliver an overall presentation (a talk on the company and pathways to roles in the industry) and men could showcase different drylining tasks.

There will then be dedicated time for one-on-one sessions between employers and the prison leavers.

If you can support this event, email by Wednesday 19 June.