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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 »

Vacancies at Blue Sky, a unique social enterprise

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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 »

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 »

Blue Sky helps Hillingdon break Green Flag world record

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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 »

New job opportunities in construction

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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-offenders… Read more »

Blue Sky selected for The Big Give

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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 »

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

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“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 »

New Venture: Prison Training

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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 »

Young Blue Sky Friends cross the finish line

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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 »