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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.

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.

Fred Sirieix blog: I am working with Novus to change lives

Fred Sirieix is a maitre d’ who rose to fame as the presenter of hit Channel Four show First Dates. He is General Manager of Michelin-starred restaurant Galvin at Windows, at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

I am a lucky guy. My profile and skill set have put me in a position to be able to offer opportunities to people who desperately need a change of direction in their lives.

It is hard to articulate just how excited I am to be leading on The Right Course, a project aimed at putting young offenders on the path to a crime-free future and filling the hospitality skills gap in the process.

How? By transforming staff restaurants in prisons into slick, high street operations at absolutely no cost to the taxpayer, using the equipment and facilities already in place.

Devised in conjunction with HMP/YOI Isis, and working in partnership with Novus, the UK’s leading provider of offender learning, Land Securities and Hilton, all under the umbrella of the DM Thomas Foundation for Young People, we are committed to teaching young offenders the professional skills they need to thrive in the hospitality industry when they are released from prison.

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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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