Recruiting Prison Leavers: Employer Summit 2021

10.00am to 3.45pm at National



10.00am to 3.45pm

The Ministry of Justice warmly welcomes business professionals from all sectors to its virtual summit on recruiting prison leavers.  Hear first-hand from leading businesses already benefitting from recruiting prison leavers, including Timpson, Greene King & Greggs.  Learn about the government’s commitment to reducing re-offending and supporting the economy to Build Back Better.

The headline session aims to show how and why businesses and government departments are providing work and employment opportunities to prisoners and prison leavers. It includes an interview with a former prisoner who now works for COOK, followed by a business panel discussion. There will also be three workshops covering diversity and inclusion, prison logistics, and corporate social responsibility.


  • 10:00 – 11:00 | Headline session: Filling your skills gap by recruiting from prison
  • 11:15 – 12:15 | Increasing diversity in your workforce through inclusive recruitment
  • 13:30 – 14:30 | How to practically go about employing someone out of prison
  • 14:45 – 15:45 | How your business can make a difference by recruiting people out of prison

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