WHAT WE DO
As a community interest company, we provide Commercial, Fencing, Landscaping and Tree-Surgery, to the highest level, but as we also serve the community by helping to rehabilitate young ex-offenders back into society; and also support young people who are at risk of offending and those with learning challenges. We do this through our apprenticeship project.
With over 30 years experience in the trade and over 2 years working with offenders via the church prison ministry at Rochester Prison ; the Founder and Director Simon Gadd was led to create opportunities for ex-offenders by giving them training, employment, housing support and mentoring support through a 3-year apprenticeship with Trinity Fencing CIC . The 3 year rolling project is called "Employing the Unemployable". They learn two of the three areas of the trade (Fencing, Landscaping, and Tree Surgery) and carry out commercial contracts under the mentorship and guidance of the Simon Gadd and the team (all AQA Mentoring level 3 qualified).
During this time, our aim is to help them with accommodation also; initially helping to pay for their rent up to 6 -months) during the early stages of the apprenticeship and securing suitable accommodation for them, so that they do not have to worry about the burden of a roof over their heads whilst they sort out their accompanying social security. Ministry of Justice: Transforming Rehabilitation), and two main reasons why they re-offend. So Trinity Fencing aims to tackle these two great hurdles whilst providing training, mentoring and external professional counselling, or help where necessary.
Founder and Director of Trinity Fencing CIC
The academic side of the apprenticeship is fulfilled through FaCT: (Fencing and Construction Training), so that at the end of their apprenticeship, they will receive up to 20 certificates, 2 licenses and 2 qualifications (Maths and English). Also trainees pass their Green CSCS card through JB Training and Lighthouse Safety.
At the end of the apprenticeship, apprentices are employed full-time by us and the hope is that they want to work towards becoming a Supervisor, and help train and mentor other new ex-offender trainees. We then progress them through AQA accredited mentoring training for this. Our hope is that they continue to progress to Manager status, and eventually lead teams as the CIC grows bigger organically.