Breaking cycles of reoffending
As a modern organisation with a progressive people culture, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to be their best no matter what their background or history. Through our MoJ facilities management prisons maintenance contract, we are helping prisoners gain skills and employment in partnership with the Bell Group, New Future Networks and HMPPS to break the cycle of reoffending.
Craig McGilvray, Managing Director, Amey Secure Infrastructure
“Encouraging inclusivity is really important to us at Amey and we want everyone to succeed and be their best no matter what their background or history. The work we do in the justice sector means we are uniquely placed to help transform offenders’ lives for the better. Not just throughout their sentence but by supporting them as they integrate back into society and the workplace. Our academy, in partnership with the Bell Group, further strengthens our commitment to the levelling up agenda by tackle economic inequality developing skills and creating jobs to ensure individuals are given every opportunity to succeed.“
Anna Higham, Head of Corporate & Social Responsibility at Bell Group
“Expanding our Academy Model into the Prison network is a very exciting time for us. In a growing industry that has a severe skills shortage we are looking to engage with as many people as possible who are passionate about construction. Working with Amey and the Prison Service to achieve this whilst also helping to reduce re-offending is a defining moment for us and we can’t wait to start this journey.”
Laurie Scott, New Futures Network, Employment Broker for the West Midlands
“Getting more prison leavers into a steady job is a key part of the Government’s plan to cut crime by reducing reoffending. We’re looking forward to getting these academies up and running and to helping more people to secure long-term, stable employment.”