J P Dunn Construction continue to assist prisoners back into the workplace

07 May 2019

J P Dunn Construction have supported Willmott Dixon with a donation of tools, battery units and lockers, with a value of £3000 for a new training academy in a Kent prison to provide inmates with construction qualifications. It is intended that the Building Lives Drylining Academy inside HMP Elmley on the Isle of Sheppey will be the first of a series of prison training centres to help offenders find jobs and rehabilitation on their release. The Academy will provide prisoners with drylining skills and a CSCS card to help them move straight into employment when released. The Academy was recently opened by Willmott Dixon Chief Executive, Rick Willmott.

This is the latest in a series of initiatives by J P Dunn Construction to assist prisoners back into the workplace. Success stories have included one ex-offender who completed a formwork apprenticeship within J P Dunn Construction and was runner-up in the Construct Formwork Apprentice of the Year. A second ex-offender progressed through hard work and dedication to become one of our most valued Project Managers eight years later.

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