Construction Employment Scheme

Powerday, in conjunction with social enterprise The Forward Trust (formerly 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.

The Forward Trust 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 The Forward Trust 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.

We are very proud to say that our work with Blue Sky (now The Forward Trust) won us a Green Apple Award. Read more on this story here.