Offender Employment

The New Futures Network is a specialist part of the prison service designed to help employers hire prisoners and ex-offenders on day release or once they are released from prison.

Hiring prisoners and ex-offenders offers a number of benefits for businesses, including:

  • Filling skills gaps.
  • Access to job-ready candidates.
  • Lower recruitment costs.
  • Reduced staff absence.
  • Increased staff retention.
  • The chance to make a difference.

The New Futures Network includes a range of resources for employers, including a guide to employing prisoners and case studies. It also helps employers to find the best option for the business, and learn from other organisations that have benefited from the programme.

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