starting work.....stopping crime

Welcome to APEX TRUST

Apex Trust promotes employment as a route out of offending for people with a criminal record. Our programmes helps those with complex multiple needs to overcome the barriers they face in moving from dependency on welfare and crime to becoming self-sustaining members of communities. Additionally, Apex works extensively with employers providing specific expertise in relation to safe recruitment and selection. Click here to read more


Our Journey

On average absence from work costs UK employers £522 per person per year.Research into the world of work is a preoccupation of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). In a study with KPMG, the CIPD also found employers report that overall ex-offenders are more loyal and reliable than other workers. In its 2015/16 strategic plan the Liverpool City Region Local Economic Partnership highlighted ongoing skills gaps at every level and pinpointed the single most important sector to the Region being the Visitor Economy: a sector which has relied heavily upon migrant labour that is currently uncertain. Click here to read more



The Weston Charity Awards celebrate and support excellent charities working in the fields of youth, welfare and community through a year of strategic planning support and unrestricted funding. The Awards are an initiative of the Garfield Weston Foundation and Pilotlight. We are thrilled to be one of the 2016 award winners. Click here to read more
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Make a start

Offenders need to improve employability and secure paid employment. Apex helps them to develop the attributes and knowledge needed to improve literacy, numeracy and basic skills, leading to education, training, qualifications and employment. WHAT WE DO
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Learn new skills

'ACT 4 Women’ is a unique service providing fresh opportunities for women in Merseyside. Women with a criminal record who are jobless and often homeless are helped to learn new skills and find employment. SEE PROJECTS
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We can help

Apex recognise that many Merseyside employers value practical and expert assistance in issues relating to ex-offender employment - our programmes are tailored to meet these needs. SEE EMPLOYERS
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Offering a helping hand

'If an ex prisoner can be found a job, which, first provides him a reasonable standard of living for himself and his family, and second, fulfills his own idea of himself and thus engages his self-respect, the responsibility of his eventual return to prison will be diminished' more about. WHAT WE DO
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Volunteer to work with Apex

We welcome volunteer assistance from our local Merseyside community who have experience in our area of work and who are able to help support our work. If you would like to find out more about volunteering with Apex you may contact us via email. VISIT THE TEAM PAGE
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Support Apex Trust

To help sustain our projects we rely on donations from voluntary and charitable sources. We look for support from individuals, companies and from grant-making trusts. We are only able to continue with our unique service because of the generosity of our supporters. Please join them by giving to Apex. FIND OUT HOW YOU COULD HELP


Following a review of our provision and a successful re-organisation of services the Board of Trustees would warmly welcome applications from candidates able to contribute to the sustained delivery of our services with a focus on the needs of offenders in Merseyside.

For information about our organisation, the role and the application procedure please visit About Us - Trustee Recruitment for an for an information pack.

Stopping Crime - Apex Trust provide practical services and products for employers offering a new beginning to job-seekers who have a criminal record