Offenders studying with Novus have embarked on remarkable personal journeys, making life-changing progress and achieving above and beyond their expectations.
We dedicate ourselves to raising the aspirations of young people and adults in custody and in the community by providing them with the best offender education, training and employability services.
The work we do provides them with the opportunity to go on to lead crime-free lives. The knowledge, skills and self-confidence they gain in the process helps them to succeed in the world of work, reducing the risk of re-offending.
Many have gone on to lead the kind of lives that they once would have regarded as unattainable. Read all about their experiences below.
A former learner has thanked Novus after a new scheme at HMP Send with highways service provider CVU got her back into work when she was released.
‘Ciara’ has become a valued member of the Highways and Maintenance team after being given a three-month contract. Bev Giannoni, Employment Broker at Novus, and Heather Isadore, CVU’s Training and Equalities Manager, brought the project together. It offers ex-offenders a paid work trial for up to three months.
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.Partner with us