The ‘Farming it Out’ campaign is for employing people leaving prison or those on Temporary License . It targets business owners who see the benefit of rehabilitation. To enable sustainable recruitment and selection, ‘Farming it Out’ is a partnership between New Futures Network, a specialist employment team working within Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) and the Oswin Project . This partnership has two clear aims:
- Assist successful rehabilitation for people leaving prison through providing work on release
- Support the national need for farm workers
The partnership will engage with and provide information to farm owners, growers and managers that will enable them to promote their vacancies in prisons. It will also help prison staff to guide and support those who want to work on farms or for the seasonal harvest when released on temporary licence and on release through the application process.
There are advantages to recruiting someone who is leaving prison. A potential employer can access more reliable information about the applicant. They apply, they are interviewed, and the employer selects. It will always be the employer’s choice who works for them as with any recruitment process.
Our 2022 Event at HMP Kirkham
Our 2021 Event at HMP North Sea Camp
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