FIS supports Bounce Back, a training provider, charity and social enterprise focused on the training and employment of people in and leaving prison. Here, we explain how the scheme benefits everyone involved, including our sector.

Founded by Fran Findlater OBE, Bounce Back has supported nearly 2,000 people and now partners some outstanding construction companies who employ their participants. From a single training centre established a decade ago, Bounce Back now has five in prison and two outside, delivering a variety of construction
training courses.

They focus on getting people into paid employment in the construction industry, Bounce Back is industry-led and trains people in the skills known to be needed on
site. By responding specifically to demand in this way they give participants the best opportunities for employment by training and equipping ex-offenders with the
skills and qualifications to move into the workplace.

They seek to fill the skills gap in the construction industry and act as a ‘go-to’ for the construction industry who know they can go to Bounce Back to get much needed, enthusiastic employees.

Case managers engage with participants while they are still in prison and support them on release for as long as required. They also work with employers to facilitate the transition into work.

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