Five new jobs offered

Recycling Lives has this month offered five jobs to the latest cohort of Lancashire Probation Services Achieve Northwest Scheme.

In May, commercial recycler and social welfare charity, Recycling Lives exclusively won a contract with Lancashire Probation Service, to help more than 250 ex-offenders get back into full time work.

The Northwest Consortium for the National Offenders Management System (NOMS) CFO Achieve Project asked Recycling Lives to deliver its Lancashire cohort which will see 50 ex-offenders regain full time employment over the next two years.

Recycling Lives strives to help those facing an uncertain future to change their lives for the better by providing opportunities through education, training and work experience.

The scheme will see its participants complete the Recycling Lives Preparation for Employment Course, Skills for Life assessments and a guide to manual handling, safety awareness and a Recycling Lives overview.

When a potential worker passes the Course they will then be offered an interview and if they are successful they will then partake in a voluntary work placement, before moving on to a working week taster, to see if a job in the recycling industry is for them.

So far, nine participants have been successful in securing a job. Five of those have been taken on throughout July.