Water scheme for young prisoners

A SCHEME to help young people get their lives back on track after leaving prison has been piloted at Anglian Water in Huntingdon. Two ex-offenders have been recruited into Anglian Water s wastewater operations. Carol Green, corporate responsibility manag

A SCHEME to help young people get their lives back on track after leaving prison has been piloted at Anglian Water in Huntingdon.

Two ex-offenders have been recruited into Anglian Water's wastewater operations.

Carol Green, corporate responsibility manager at Anglian Water, said: "Recruiting younger people into the company helps us to develop a skilled workforce for the future. We also want to fulfil out corporate responsibilities by investing in the communities we serve. This project is a good way of achieving both goals."

The new scheme is modelled on the National Grid Young Offenders Training and Employment Programme, which provides opportunities within the gas industry.

Recruitment involves a 13-week training programme with prisoners who were nearing their release date.