Chance 2013 Ltd
is the Employment Agency working exclusively with
people that have a criminal record and want to re-enter the job market.
Take a Chance, Make a Change.
The company was set up in 2013 by Kate Beech following visits to HMP Featherstone and discussions with one of the prison governors. As Kate was already involved in recruitment, the idea of a “specialist” business was born.
Over 9 Million people in the UK have a criminal record so it's a good possibility that companies are unknowingly employing ex-offenders.
Ministry of Justice statistics suggest that the re-offending rate is lower for offenders who enter P45 employment than for those that don’t (MOJ March 2013).
National Average cost of keeping a person in prison is £30,000 + p.a. This accounts for all prison categories.
Those who have served non-custodial sentences may have wide knowledge and experience, yet are still excluded from the jobs market.