New Futures Network is a specialist part of HM Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) which attracts and supports employers to work with prisons in England and Wales.

We also assist prisons to create the systems and infrastructure that will result in more prison leavers securing employment.

Businesses – register your interest to find out how we can help

 90% of businesses that employ prison leavers agreed that they are good at their job, good attenders and trustworthy*
Join them now.

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Once you have registered your interest, we aim to respond within 5 working days unless there are exceptional circumstances.

Business benefits

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Find talent

Around 50,000 people are released from prison each year. Many worked successfully before going to prison. Your business can tap into a diverse talent pool of people with a range of backgrounds and life experiences. Prison leavers have a wide range of skills to suit almost any sector, including English, Maths, ICT and industry level qualifications.

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Save money

Businesses that recruit and employ this way earn loyalty from offering people a second chance. Employers report people staying with them for longer than average. This reduces recruitment costs and increases staff retention.

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Make a difference

An opportunity can transform not just one life but many. Each year an estimated 200,000 children had a parent in prison. Employment opportunities for those parents can make a huge difference to their families and wider communities.

Prison leaver Leigh working at Halfords

*Figures are from Kantar Public commissioned by the Ministry of Justice. Total sample size 88 businesses that employ ex-offenders. Fieldwork undertaken between 21 March – 3 April 2023. Online self-completion survey.