Who has banned the box?

So far, 87 employers, covering more than 720,000 roles, have committed to creating fair employment opportunities for ex-offenders. This includes the likes of the Civil Service, Boots, Interserve, Carillion and Ricoh. Why not join them?

Download our list of PDF iconBan the Box employers, with details of why and how each organisation has chosen to ask about criminal convictions later in the recruitment process.

Ban the Box companies

Employers who have banned the box:

  • do not request information about unspent criminal convictions on application forms;

  • examine recruitment policies and practices to identify how positive disclosure of criminal convictions can take place later;

  • register their commitment to offering fair opportunities for ex-offenders to compete for their jobs on this site.


Lynsey Barker

Last month support services firm, Interserve, launched its Opportunities for All campaign, highlighting the ways businesses can provide skills and employment support to those that need it most. 

As part of...

Published: June 2017

In prison it can feel like you’ve destroyed any chance of getting a job when you’re released. For Lucy, an employability workshop with Ricoh while she was finishing her sentence dramatically changed her prospects.

Published: March 2017

After becoming a Ban the Box employer, Ricoh has followed in the footsteps of other Reducing Reoffending through Employment Network members to open a Digital Training...

Published: March 2017

Building on their commitment to Ban the Box, international construction and support services group Interserve is supporting young offenders to gain employment on their release from HMP Brinsford through a Facilities Management Academy.

Published: January 2017


Key contact

Charlotte Gibb
Campaign and Events Coordinator

T: 020 7566 6611
E: charlotte.gibb@bitc.org.uk


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