Blog posts from Charlotte Gibb

Ban the box

Why do I think Ban the Box is a good idea?

by Charlotte Gibb 13 July 2018 - 1:07pm

This post was originally published by Michaela Booth on her blog Michaela Movement. It highlights the impact of the...

Regaining confidence through Ready for Work

by Charlotte Gibb 2 January 2018 - 4:03pm

Single mum Kara had been out of work for six years before she found out about ...

Recruiting ex-offenders, from a business leader with the inside track

by Charlotte Gibb 1 November 2017 - 12:28pm


Krista Brown is a professional businesswoman with a firm handshake and a wealth of experience in recruitment. In 2008, Krista set up Persona HR, a recruitment firm providing...

Jason's story

by Charlotte Gibb 13 September 2017 - 3:33pm


Two perspectives, one story: Ready for Work at Carillion's Southmead Hospital

by Charlotte Gibb 12 September 2017 - 11:20am

Liam Agg, Asset Care and CAGM  Manager, Carillion

Liam got involved in Ready for Work when he...

Nathan's journey into employment with our partners Marks & Spencer

by Charlotte Gibb 15 July 2017 - 4:23pm

28-year-old Nathan has worked at Marks & Spencer HR Shared Services for all of his working life - an opportunity he wouldn't...

Kirsty's story

by Charlotte Gibb 1 December 2016 - 11:59am


Before Ready for Work, Kirsty hit a low point in her life when she was arrested and received a criminal conviction. However, she was surprised to find this was the wakeup...

Andy's story

by Charlotte Gibb 23 June 2016 - 5:01pm

Like many Ready for Work participants, Andy had experienced homelessness when he was referred to the programme. This is his story.

"It was 25th November...

Lloyd's story

by Charlotte Gibb 17 June 2016 - 4:55pm

Lloyd took part in Ready for Work in 2014, after being referred by his probation worker. With a criminal conviction he didn’t rate his chances of getting a job very highly. Thanks to...