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Living Magazines HMP The Mount careers fair

HMP The Mount hosted its first Employer Event last month. It was well attended by a host of national and local employers, all hoping to find potential candidates for their vacancies.

HMP The Mount has long been engaged with the local business community to promote the benefits of employing ex-offenders, and the event is equally important in showing offenders that skills gained in prison can lead to work opportunities on release.

Governor, Keving Leggett, said: ‘I was delighted to see so many local and national employers in attendance at our first ever careers event, with a view to offer interviews, apprenticeships and jobs to the men in our custody. I’m pleased to confirm that many of these individuals, who are serving the last six months of their sentence, were successful in securing opportunities upon release, which is a massive step in helping them to resettle back into the community and reduces the chances of them continuing their offending behaviour. This event is the first of many initiates that HMP The Mount plans to host to help residents get back into employment and rehabilitate, and we would like to thank the employers who attended for their support in making this such a positive experience for all involved.’

You can read more about the event in the full press release.

Businesses interested in employing ex-offenders can visit to find out more and register their interest.

If any further employers are keen to learn more about how they can attend future events at HMP The Mount, please contact