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Procurement a ‘driving force for social change’

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Blue Sky is proud of our long-standing parnterhsip with Amey, which was recently acknowledged by shortlist nominations for two national awards: the National CSR Awards for ‘Partnership in the Community’, and the Better Society Award for ‘Innovation’. By working through Blue Sky Agency to place ex-offenders into a range of jobs within their environmental services… Read more »

Are you Passionate about Enterprise?

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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 »

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

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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 »

Supporting Prison Learners at HMP Wandsworth

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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 »

Blue Sky builds WWII shelter

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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 »

Blue Sky Agency diversifies into new sectors

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Blue Sky Agency, offering companies a value-added alternative source of temporary labour within their supply chains, is proud to announce a number of new commercial partnerships that take us into new industry sectors. Building on our strong track record in grounds maintenance and waste management, we have diversified in recent months into food manufacturing (in… Read more »

Vacancies at Blue Sky, a unique social enterprise

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Want to join an award-winning social enterprise helping ex-offenders change their lives? Blue Sky Development & Regeneration finds real jobs for ex-offenders.  We are now looking to recruit Employment Coaches to increase employment opportunities for ex-offenders in London and East Kent.  The successful candidate will:-   Provide efficient, professional and comprehensive ‘frontline’ recruitment services Generate… Read more »

Hidden talents

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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 »

Blue Sky features in DWP guidance on employing ex-offenders

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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 »