Promoting employment opportunities
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.
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