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Work experience opportunities

Bridging the Gap is a registered charity we work with offenders and ex-offenders.We know how difficult it can be to get onto that first rung of the ladder to be fully employned and to build up your CV to show to prospective employers that you are the person for them. At BTG we have a number of work experience opportunities which we know will be a help along this path.

We aim to help reduce re-offending by helping discharged prisoners settle into their community after release, we welcome applications from all areas, especially if you have a criminal record!

To apply for any of the placements below, send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., along with a covering letter telling us which placement you are interested in, and we will get back to you. Some of the placements obviously can only be taken up by local people, but we are also looking for volunteers in other positions and you should look at our volunteer section for other opportunities

Placement 1 – Data Entry Clerk

  • Minimum 12 weeks
  • Full-Time or Part-Time
  • To start as soon as possible

As a data entry clerk you would gain skills of accurate data capture, be able to update, maintain and retrieve information held on our computer system. You will need a basic knowledge of word processing, spreadsheets and databases, and your skills and speed in inputting data will be of essence.

Placement 2 – Admin Assistant

  • Minimum 12 weeks
  • Full-Time or Part-Time
  • To start as soon as possible

The placement will entail general office duties, answering phones and taking messages, assisting in sending out information to prisons, prisoners, and the general public.

Sourcing information on which companies have an open policy on employing ex-offenders and compiling lists of the type of positions that they offer. Sourcing information on courses that ex-offenders can undertake at the various colleges around the country, which will help them get back into the working environment.

Placement 3 – Fundraiser

  • Minimum 12 weeks
  • Full-Time or Part-Time
  • To start as soon as possible

No charity can exist without some sort of funding, and BTG is no different. Do you have a flair for organising fundraising events? We need someone to help raise the funds required to keep us going. BTG is run on a shoe string, but we still need the input of funding.

The successful candidate will be asked to seek out partners, funders etc for our different range of activities.

Use this link to see our Work Experience FAQs