Case Study 3

Peter’s Story

(This biography is true but Peter is not his real name)

“I left prison after spending too many years in custody and held out little hope for my future or having any sort of career. Then I
was introduced to Construct a Future, who found me employment immediately.

It wasn’t just a low-grade job, either. It was a real role in an organisation that valued my experience. I enjoy my job as a project manager dealing with issues and it’s good to know my employer values my efforts.

Having a serious conviction is a real disadvantage when applying for jobs and you can’t hide a big gap in your CV. Construct a Future are skilled in helping both the offender and employer meet each other and fortunately there are some employers that can look past a criminal conviction and see what potential an ex-offender can have.

What goes around comes around: in return they have found a very loyal employee who will always do their best.”