Sodexo supports female prison leavers

Sodexo launched a series of virtual engagement events designed to help female prison leavers get back into employment as part of International Women’s Day 2021. The sessions were delivered as part of the company’s SheWorks programme, aimed at introducing women to new job opportunities they may not have previously considered.

Virtual sessions were delivered in two of Sodexo’s female prisons, HMP Bronzefield in Surrey and HMP Peterborough, as well as HMP Drake Hall in Staffordshire. Each event included guest speakers from across the caterer’s business talking about their jobs and careers. There was also an opportunity to identify job opportunities with partner organisations and employability guidance and advice. 

Janine McDowell, CEO Sodexo Justice said: “Women in prison often face a number of hurdles when trying to secure employment on release, which for many is a crucial step towards resettling back into the community. The SheWorks webinars will hopefully offer inspiration to women looking to embark upon a new life journey – one that will open-up new job and career opportunities and ultimately help them back into employment.”