Blue Sky Construction Worker Programme
Powerday, in conjunction with social enterprise Blue Sky and HMP Onley, provides a construction industry employment scheme for ex-offenders based in London.
This partnership gives inmates from the Category C prison in Northamptonshire the opportunity to receive training and subsequent employment with Blue Sky and Powerday at construction sites across London.
Blue Sky and HMP Onley identify suitable candidates who then work towards their City & Guilds Level 1 Award in Health and Safety in a Construction Environment to enable them to apply for a CSCS Labourer Green Card. After receiving onsite training and a final screening process with Powerday, successful candidates are offered a six month contract of employment with Blue Sky who will place them within Powerday teams on site.
The scheme not only benefits the ex-offenders but also Powerday’s construction clients who receive extensively screened, motivated and well trained local candidates with enhanced skills and knowledge around sustainable waste management.