Get Help: Getting into work

Step Forward Employability helps those coming out of prison or in recovery get into training or work, through workshops, mentoring and volunteering. 

Getting into work

We provide...


Confidential advice






Volunteering opportunities

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What to expect...


We’ll meet with you for a confidential meeting to discuss what support you need and how we can help you meet your goals.


We will invite you to attend monthly workshops on a range of topics, such as life skills, goal-setting and personal development.


We will support you through your volunteering to give you the experience and support you need to enter the workforce.

Regardless of your past experience, we provide a free, non-judgemental space for you to begin your journey into the workforce.

If you would like to chat to our friendly team, please fill in the form and they will get back to you

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Contact us

📨  [email protected]

☎️  0115 988 7060

📱  07595 112212



What are the workshops about? 

Our monthly workshops are on a variety of different topics covering things such as life skills, goal-setting, personal development and training skills around employment.


What is mentoring?

We match you with a suitable person who is experienced in their faith and in their work life. They will meet with you a couple of times a month to offer support with the workshop materials, hold you accountable to your goals, be there to listen and give you advice where appropriate. 


What does volunteering mean?

We will ask you to give a day a week to volunteering with Trent Compassion, usually in The Arches. This could be helping in our furniture warehouse, working with donations, or another role more suited to you. You will be part of a bigger team of volunteers. We include this in the programme to help develop good habits, practise being punctual, establish routine as well as giving you experience for your CV.


Where does this take place?

Step Forward Employability is based in the Trent Compassion building on Lenton Lane.