80+ Engagement events (including our flagship careers in custody conferences)
100+ participants on the programme
75+ participants securing employment with Kier or our supply chain

The initiative

The Making Ground programme offers serving prisoners and prison leavers different routes into Kier and the wider industry. We want to find and develop people who are passionate about a career in construction, and working with prisons is a great way for us to find people that are looking for an opportunity.

The programme includes careers in custody conferences and release on temporary licence (ROTL) placements, alongside temporary and permanent employment. People who come to Kier through Making Ground may find themselves on one of our apprenticeships, which support those who are new to the industry and building their skills.