Amey has worked with Blue Sky since 2007 through its environmental services accounts with Slough Borough Council, the London Borough of Ealing and Gloucester City Council.
During that time, more than 285 participants have carried out duties including park maintenance, grass cutting and litter picking.
Since 2007 nearly 50% of those who have left Amey after completing their six-month contract have gone on to find full-time employment and only 12% have reoffended.
Darren White, operations manager at Amey for grounds maintenance, says: “It’s a great pleasure to work with Blue Sky [employees] and I really appreciate the effort our teams make to create a difference. It makes my job enjoyable, especially when someone in the team thanks you for believing in them and giving them a chance to prove themselves.”