Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 5 days ago

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  • Are you Passionate about Enterprise?

    Do you have a passion for enterprise and social justice? Blue Sky, with its parent charity RAPt, is seeking an exceptional enterprise manager to support the development of its enterprise activities. You will be a commercially-savvy individual who is both experienced and passionate about start-up enterprise and the transformational power of employment to help people change... Read more » The post ...

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Sheridan’s story: leaving behind the fast lane of crime

    Sheridan had been in and out of crime for most of his adult life. A life-long Londoner, he’d done various gardening jobs over the years but nothing permanent, and no thought of a career. With little to live on, the temptation of crime was always there to earn some extra money. He got involved in... Read more » The post Sheridan’s story: leaving behind the fast lane of crime appeared first on Blue...

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Kate’s Blog: New partners, new sectors, new jobs…

    Nobody ever changed anything without optimism, and it is with this spirit (plus a good dose of Blue Sky’s particular humour) that we start the Spring season and a new financial year. Reflecting back on the last 12 months, I wanted to thank you, our Friends, Supporters and Colleagues, for your continued belief in our... Read more » The post Kate’s Blog: New partners, new sectors, new jobs… appeare...

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

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Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 week ago

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  • Supporting Prison Learners at HMP Wandsworth

    Blue Sky Skills, which delivers vocational training and employability programmes in prison, is to start a new partnership with HMP Wandsworth. Blue Sky Skills will support the prison’s Centre for Excellence in Facilities Management, delivering accredited training in waste management, leading to employment opportunities with Blue Sky on the outside. We will also be delivering... Read more » The po...

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 1 month ago

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  • Blue Sky builds WWII shelter

    As the nation celebrates Dame Vera Lynn’s 100th birthday, whose song of “blue birds over the white cliffs of Dover” warmed hearts during the blitz, Blue Sky has also been commemorating World War II. As part of a Lottery funded project at Heritage Garden, Gunnersby Park, the Blue Sky Services team has built an Anderson... Read more » The post Blue Sky builds WWII shelter appeared first on Blue Sky...

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Vacancies at Blue Sky, a unique social enterprise

    Blue Sky is a unique social enterprise that promotes the resettlement and rehabilitation of offenders, ex-offenders and those at risk of offending by providing employment opportunities and targeted training provision. The company has found jobs for more than 1,350 people since its creation in 2005, and due to increased demand for our services, we are... Read more » The post Vacancies at Blue Sky,...

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Hidden talents

    We wanted to share a piece of artwork that we discovered on the back of a timesheet of one of our employees – a graffiti-inspired re-working of our logo and the defiant statement: “I Ain’t No Criminal”. At Blue Sky we’re all about creating new identities for people through the dignity of real work, and... Read more » The post Hidden talents appeared first on Blue Sky Development.

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • Blue Sky features in DWP guidance on employing ex-offenders

    Blue Sky is proud to support the DWP’s See Potential campaign, and to inform its work in promoting the business benefits of hiring candidates from disadvantaged groups, including ex-offenders. Published this week is See Potential’s new employer guide on open recruitment (written in partnership with BITC) which features Blue Sky as an example of good... Read more » The post Blue Sky features in DW...

  • Blue Sky helps Hillingdon break Green Flag world record

    Blue Sky Services, which employs teams of ex-offenders to deliver grounds maintenance and related environmental services, has played a key part in helping Hillingdon Council to boast the highest number of Green Flag awarded to parks and green spaces in the world, with a staggering 42 scooping the prestigious prize. Steve Finn, Teams Director for... Read more » The post Blue Sky helps Hillingdon b...

Blue Sky Development & Regeneration

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 2 months ago

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  • New job opportunities in construction

    Building on our 10-year track record in industries such as grounds maintenance, waste management and distribution, Blue Sky is developing exciting new partnerships in construction. Working with companies such as Powerday, we are offering entry-level employment opportunities for ex-offenders with the potential for further training and career development. We are actively seeking applications from ex...

  • Blue Sky selected for The Big Give

    We’re delighted to let you know that Blue Sky has  been selected to participate in the Big Give Christmas Challenge 2016, the UK’s largest match funding campaign. Blue Sky is raising money for Employing ex-offenders, bridging the UK skills gap, a project to create real jobs and targeted training programmes for ex-offenders within growth sectors... Read more » The post Blue Sky selected for The Bi...

  • Kate’s Blog: Blue Sky’s Theory of Change

    “I feel more like the person I am supposed to be.” “I don’t want to go backwards because I can see how my life has improved.” Two powerful endorsements of the transformational impact that having a job can have on the life of ex-offenders, as featured in Blue Sky’s new Theory of Change which I’m delighted... Read more » The post Kate’s Blog: Blue Sky’s Theory of Change appeared first on Blue Sky D...

  • New Venture: Prison Training

    Having a job is known to reduce the likelihood of re-offending by up to 50% yet 75% of prisoners are released to unemployment. Blue Sky has directly employed and supported over 1,200 ex-offenders since 2005, and holds one of the highest scores recorded by the Ministry of Justice for reducing re-offending. Blue Sky has recently... Read more » The post New Venture: Prison Training appeared first on...

  • Young Blue Sky Friends cross the finish line

    Oliver Jones aged 23 and his younger half-brother Jack Chaplin 21 have completed the 41st TCS Amsterdam Marathon on 15 October.  Both young men pushed their boundaries by trying this new run and managed to raise a large sum of over £12,000 for Blue Sky. “I definitely hit the ‘runner’s wall’ but we just kept... Read more » The post Young Blue Sky Friends cross the finish line appeared first on Blu...

  • Bringing Lasting Change: RAPt & Blue Sky Colleague Conference

    In September and October staff from RAPt and Blue Sky attended events to celebrate the collective achievements of our charities to date.  And to look forward to the future by presenting and discussing our new three-year business plan strategy and the integral role of staff in delivering its aims and objectives. The conferences included a... Read more » The post Bringing Lasting Change: RAPt & Blu...

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