Key4Life and construction-labour providers, Reliable Contractors, are delighted to announce the launch of a partnership to support beneficiaries on the Key4Life programme into construction-related employment.

Winners of the Centre of Social Justice’s Education, Employment and Skills Award this year, Key4Life unlocks the potential of some of the most disadvantaged young male offenders (18 to 25 year-olds) or those at risk of offending by helping them onto a new positive path through an innovative rehabilitation programme.
Over 200 young men have been through the Key4Life programme and proving that this targeted approach works: a young man leaving prison is four times less likely to re-offend, and four times more likely to be in employment one-year post release, having completed the Key4Life programme.
Construction is a popular choice for ex-offenders and creating employment opportunities for young men is the one of the most effective ways to reduce reoffending. 

Eva Hamilton MBE, CEO and Founder of Key4Life, said:

“We thank Reliable Contractors for their donation to Key4Life and look forward to working closely with them to help increase opportunities for our beneficiaries in the construction industry. Finding meaningful jobs is central to breaking the cycle of crime and we see huge demand from our young men hungry to learn trades and land jobs in the construction jobs.  We applaud Reliable Contractors for being a positive example of the construction industry giving former young offenders another chance to unlock their potential.”