This past week Currell has been privileged to work with Key 4 Life, a charity that aims to help young male offenders get their lives back on track once they leave prison.

It does this through the ‘delivery of an innovative rehabilitation programme to those in prison and those at risk of going to prison. Addressing not simply the symptoms but the root causes of offending.’

As part of the programme, Key 4 Life founder Eva Hamilton has set up as 3 Day Work Taster, which is designed to show these young men the world of work and help them get a foot through the door.

Eva says, “The challenge to all of us is to help these young men onto a new path through mentoring, work tasters and ultimately to assist them in finding and sustaining long-term employment in order to create a new future.”

Sam on his first day in the Islington office

Sam on his first day in the Islington office

On Tuesday we were delighted to welcome Samuel into Currell to start his 3 day work taster with us. We put Samuel to work in marketing, lettings and new homes across the 3 days, to show him both the front of house and the back of house work that is required to run a company like ours. He was certainly thrown in at the deep end and he rose to every challenge with a smile and a fantastic attitude.

From his arrival on the first day, Samuel was engaging, friendly and full of enthusiasm for the opportunity he was given. Every member of staff who worked with Samuel had nothing but positive things to say and were genuinely impressed by his commitment to learning and changing his situation.

On his final day we were delighted to be able to offer Samuel a trainee position at the company, which we hope will be the start of a fantastic career for him.

To find out more about Key 4 Life and how to get involved visit their website here