How to apply

Previous construction industry experience is not required to join any of our training programmes.

You can access our training courses in one of two ways:

Within any of the HMP Prisons where we train

To take advantage of the opportunity to get skilled and gain a qualification in preparation for release applications should be lodged with the relevant person in prison. This could be the Education rep, Activities or Wing officer. Most courses run for 12 weeks so this must be as far in excess of 3 months prior to release date as possible.

Within the community

Anyone interested but not in a prison can apply for training in the community on our programme. Contact us if you:

– will be leaving custody soon, or have already left

– are a relative of someone or connected with someone who has been in custody

– are from a prison or probation with people you would like to refer

If you would like to be considered for the programme click here for a referral form or complete the form below.

If you would simply like to find out more contact

To be eligible people need to:

  • Be a serving sentence prisoner, released within the last 3 months, still on licence
  • Be returning to greater London release
  • Have a desire to pursue a career in painting and decorating

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Email (required)

Prison and Date of release (where relevant)

Offender Manager and Office

No. Criteria Tick if yes


Are you either an offender subject to statutory supervision or who has been released from prison in the last 3 months?



Do you wish to train and work as a painter and decorator?



Are you free from any alcohol or drug reduction programme or medication?



Are you free to work in the UK with a National Insurance number?



Do you have or intend to have a home address in Greater London?



Do you believe you could work as a good team member, behaving with courtesy to others whilst following work instructions?



Do you believe you are likely to complete a full time, four month training and employment programme successfully?


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