From education to employment

Introducing apprenticeships for prisoners to drive down reoffending

By getting more prison leavers into work, the scheme will continue our mission to break the cycle of crime and protect the public.

Nine out of 10 businesses that hire ex-offenders say they are reliable, good at their job, punctual and trustworthy.

The Government will ensure that prisoners at open prisons across England are able to apply for apprenticeship opportunities in vital industries, including hospitality and construction, providing direct routes into jobs with businesses in the community and plugging local skills shortages.

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