Employment services

Forward employment services offer tailored support, training and access to real jobs to ex-offenders and those in recovery from addiction. Our award winning services have supported hundreds of people into employment and to set up their own enterprises.

If you are an ex-offender or in recovery from addiction and looking for work, Forward may be able to assist you through employment opportunities within its own services and with contracts with other employers. We also assist those who wish to start their own enterprise through our Forward Enterprise Scheme.



If you are an ex-offender looking for work then our award winning Blue Sky Agency might be able you the opportunity to access real work with a real wage. 


If you are in recovery from addiction we have a range of employment options within Forward's service and head office teams. If you are looking for a new challenge apply to our award winning Forward Apprenticeship Scheme


Forward aims to encourage and empower volunteers by providing meaningful volunteering roles and development opportunities that may help prepare you for work. We offer volunteering opportunities in our prison and community projects, and in various Head Office departments.