Partnering with national employers and community partners we’re able to help set individuals on a positive, crime-free path upon release.
We believe that the work towards rehabilitation and preventing re-offending doesn’t stop at the prison gate, and we continue to partner with a range of employers, organisations and charities in this area.
The skills, knowledge and confidence which offenders gain from Novus programmes and partnerships reduces the risk of re-offending and gives them the opportunity to thrive in the world of work.
Our partnerships with visionary charities and innovative organisations play a pivotal role in extending our services beyond the prison walls.
Through such crucial collaborations, Novus can help to transform the lives of even more people who are at risk of offending, and those embarking on a journey back to a crime-free life ‘through the gate’. Our high quality offender education, training and employability services offer fresh hope and purpose.
Alongside a diverse network of local and national employers, our rehabilitation programmes and re-integration projects promote softer skills amongst offenders, with a strong focus on employability.
Keepmoat Homes deliver high quality homes, often in areas that benefit from housing-led urban regeneration. They currently operate on over 100 active sites across the country. They have been working with Novus to educate students on pathways into employment in the construction sector and have provided employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities to learners upon release.
Bright Ideas Trust
The Bright Ideas Trust charity has supported thousands of people, many from disadvantaged backgrounds, to start and run their own business and to gain a better understanding of how business works. They are passionate about supporting ex-offenders in to self-employment and offer a fully tailored service to Novus Works learners to help them create a new career for themselves.
Group Horizon is a national training provider specialising in construction, manufacturing, building services, engineering and renewable energy. They have been working with Novus Works in the North East to promote training opportunities upon release to learners looking to gain new skills to help improve their employment opportunities.
Premier Waste Recycling
For 20 years Premier Waste Recycling have been providing a range of waste management services to local councils, universities and businesses. Their work with Novus has helped support learners into employment; promoting the diverse range of work opportunities they have available upon release.