Offender Employability

Welsh Government, working with HMPPS Wales, provide prisoners in Wales with high quality education that gives them the greatest chance of success to engage in society upon release and your business can benefit from the skills that these men, and women, have acquired whilst in prison and in their former life. If you have a specific skills need then please speak to your Business Wales Advisor about the potential for developing the skills base within the prison population.

Have you ever considered employing an ex-offender?

Current statistics show that a small minority of prisoners gain employment within a year of being released, even though they're eligible and suitably skilled to fill various vacancies that employers are struggling to fill. Many employers however are starting to recognise the benefits that employing an ex-offender can bring to their company.

By employing an ex-offender you could reduce your recruitment costs, increase your staff retention, reduce your staff absence, resolve your skills shortages and arguably most importantly make a difference.

By joining innovative companies and organisation like Timpsons and Halfords, by employing ex-offenders you and your business will encourage and support others to do the same.

The Ministry of Justice has a wealth of information for businesses about the benefits of employing ex-offenders.

Further advice, guidance and support for companies who are considering employing an ex-offender can be found through Business in the Community.

If you would like to realise the benefits that employing an ex-offender will bring to your business, please contact the Wales New Futures Network.

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If you would like to learn more about how we can help you to recruit excellent candidates to grow your business please contact New Futures Network or email