Our over-riding aim is to reduce reoffending and protect the public.
However, the information below gives you more details on the benefits of employing ex-offenders.
There are risks to employing any potential staff member, not just ex-offenders. All of our ex-offenders are assessed on the sort of risk they could pose to a company and then only matched to jobs that they are suitable for. For example, someone convicted of fraud will not be referred to jobs in accounts departments.
Ex-offenders can fill skills and labour shortages that exist in many industries in London. They are trained and motivated to succeed, with retention rates comparing favourably to those of non-offenders.
Employing ex-offenders can also enhance a company’s reputation. It gives them a real opportunity to change their life for the better, and put a stop to their offending behaviour. Reducing re-offending has a significantly positive impact on the offender and the community.
Our Employers’ Toolkit gives potential employers more information about the benefits of employing ex-offenders, and how to go about it. The toolkit includes a “job stencil” for employers to complete with information of any forthcoming vacancies that we may be able to help you fill.
We have a dedicated Employment and Skills team that is ready to help you. Our team can help you with:
If you are an employer interested in finding out more about employing ex-offenders, please email us at: