Support for ex-offenders

Help finding work

Our Unlocking Opportunities page provides you with a range of live employment opportunities with employers who are committed to recruiting ex offenders.

We’ll support you every step of the way to increase your chances of gaining employment.

Click the link below to find out more.

We also recommend taking a minute to read our Guide to finding work.

If you're not quite ready for work, we recommend contacting the CFO Activity Hub, who provide a safe space for ex-offenders to build a healthier, more stable and fulfilling life.

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Additional Support

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Get into Driving LGV/HGV/Forklift with Futures

Gain local labour market information for LGV/HGV/Forklift, careers advice, an understanding of transferable skills and how to create an effective and tailored CV and interview techniques.

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Get Into Construction - Onsite Construction Hub Programme

Build Your Career in Construction!
The Leicestershire Construction Skills Hub is offering a free, three-week entry programme into the construction sector.

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Level 2 Rail Engineering programme

This course will give you the knowledge, skills, qualifications and licences to successfully carry out rail track maintenance. The course runs for 8 weeks, full time.

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Children and young people's justice service

Leicester’s children and young people justice service works with young people aged 10 to 17 years. The service aims to prevent and reduce children and young people reoffending and works towards promoting safer communities.

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Pre-employment support

If you're not quite ready for work, there are lots of support options available, click the link below to find out more.

Pre-employment support services
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Inclusive employers

View our list of inclusive employers who are committed to offering fair opportunities to ex-offenders who apply for their jobs.

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Considering self-employment

If you're interested in becoming self employed there are several support options available.

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