The Skill Mill Ltd

The Skill Mill Ltd


The Skill Mill is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise providing unemployed ex-young offenders aged 16 to 24 with intermediate paid environmental based employment with practical on the job training in environmental and flood risk management works. This leads to further paid apprenticeships in the sector. The environmental activities are ideal for trust and relationship building between the supervisor and the young people, key factors leading to long-term behavioural changes. This is a unique approach to the rehabilitation of vulnerable young people (ex-offenders) and practical improvement of local environments and increased resilience of local communities to environmental risk. The current model will be extended to provide tailored support from within the social enterprise in a one-stop-shop approach. The beneficiaries are vulnerable young people at risk of becoming increasingly disengaged from the labour market and communities that are increasingly at risk of flooding and other environmental harm.

Product or Service

Community and general services , Environmental – recycling, re-use etc.

Social and Environmental Missions

Environment , Employment opportunities , Ex-offenders

Regions of Operation

England (countrywide) , Eastern Europe

Head Office Address

Northern Design Centre, Abbott’s Hill null, Gateshead, North East, NE8 3DF, England, North East