People with criminal convictions

An often-overlooked pool of talent lies in giving skilled and motivated former offenders an opportunity of employment. However, having a past criminal conviction can pose challenges to securing employment, regardless of how long it has been since the last conviction. While research from SOLAS suggests that many employers are positive towards hiring people with past convictions, and that many employees would not mind working alongside a person with a past conviction, the employment rates remain below those of the general population.