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It gives us great pride to update and inform on the work we do with young people and adults in custody and in the community, providing them with high quality offender education, training and employability services.

Our teams of colleagues are passionate about transforming lives - it is what makes them tick. We look forward to keeping you abreast of their endeavours in sites across the UK.

Novus news will be regularly updated on our website and can also be digested in New Directions, our quarterly newspaper, which you can download below.

Novus has interesting and exciting news to share. With nearly 3,000 colleagues operating across more than 60 sites and working with over 65,000 offenders annually, there is never a shortage of stories to tell.

The work we do with the Ministry of Justice, the National Offender Management Service, the Youth Justice Board and a variety of partner organisations enables us to report on how we are raising the aspirations of offenders to increase employability and reduce re-offending.

Novus pledge support to the Armed Forces community

Novus have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and received recognition for their pledge to support the Armed Forces community.

The Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award was presented by Lieutenant Colonel Tim Gould, Commanding Officer 156 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps at a special ceremony at Novus Head Office in Manchester.

The Armed Forces Covenant promises that together we acknowledge and understand that those who serve or who have served in the Armed Forces, and their families, should be treated with fairness and respect in the communities, economy and society they serve.

As part of the Armed Forces Covenant, Novus have made a number of pledges to support the Armed Forces community. These include working with the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) to support the employment of veterans of all ages; supporting colleagues who are members of the Reserve forces; and offering support to our local cadet units.

Peter Cox, Managing Director Novus, said: “We’re proud to accept the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Bronze Award on behalf of Novus.

“Signing the Armed Forces Covenant means a lot to our organisation and demonstrates our ongoing support for the Armed Forces community. We offer our support in numerous ways, these include releasing colleagues to pursue their roles as Reservists and providing employment opportunities to servicemen and women upon leaving the Armed Forces.”

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Novus has built successful and effective partnerships that work to the benefit of offenders and ex-offenders.

From the long-standing working relationships to the more recent partnerships we have forged, we are delighted to join forces in transforming the lives of children, young people and adults through the provision of high quality learning and employability skills.

Working with the Ministry of Justice, the Youth Justice Board and the National Offender Management Service as well as a wide range of visionary charities and organisations, we strive to raise our learners’ aspirations, support them back into purposeful activity, prepare them for the world of work and consequently reduce the risk of re-offending.

Our partners offer crucial strategic input into the delivery of our services and provide an insight into their sector, ensuring Novus evolves and our work remains of the highest quality.

We are always open to new and innovative ways to extend our reach and put even more people on the path to a crime-free future, so if you are interested in partnering with us please get in touch.

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