The Young Offender Programme led by National Grid provides offenders with employment, reducing the reoffending rate amongst participants to less than seven per cent compared to the 50 per cent national average. It also focuses on serving a recruitment need within participating companies.
The Programme is established across six major industry sectors with over 80 companies and organisations engaged. Many report a higher retention and progression rate for offenders than through traditional recruitment and diverse organisations have cascaded it across multiple divisions.
Steve Holliday, National Grid’s Chief Executive, leads the expansion and roll out with the model becoming a blueprint for wider industry adoption.
Over 2,000 offenders have come through the Programme which works with adult, young offender, male and female establishments and links in with over 20 prisons.
"The Young Offender Programme not only reduces re-offending to less than seven per cent it also delivers loyal, motivated employees - the life-blood of successful businesses. It is a win-win model and National Grid proudly support its replication and adoption across British industry."
Steve Holliday - Chief Executive, National Grid
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Giving people education and skills in prison and continuing to support them on release.
"The programme changed my life. I’m now a team leader, I’m a boss! What a result!”