n-ergy delivers vocational training and employability sessions each year to around 3,000 inmates within 30 prisons to give them a better chance of finding work after they’re released. The programme also helps ex-offenders secure sustainable employment.
Good for business
- Over the last five years, n-ergy has employed eight ex-offenders who have benefited from the n-ergy training programme.
- A new charity policy started in March 2016 will see the firm contribute annually to up to four regional charitable or community causes in addition to Kidney Research UK.
Good for society
- By increasing the opportunities for ex-offenders to access employment on release, n-ergy helps the hardest to reach individuals improve themselves, lead better lives and break the re-offending cycle.
- Employees at the n-ergy head office in Bridgend. are allowed time off to make a blood donation to the Welsh Blood Service when they visit with their mobile unit.
Top tips from n-ergy
Promote Corporate Social Responsibility as a way of doing business rather than just an “add on”.
Encourage all employees to improve their skills and be empowered to make decisions.
n-ergy was established in 2007 to work with offenders and ex-offenders throughout the UK and has built an excellent reputation as a specialist training provider that delivers a seamless service from custody into the community in vocational training, employability support, specialist recruitment service and aftercare.
By increasing the opportunities for ex-offenders to access employment on release it helps hardest to reach individuals improve themselves, lead better lives and break the re-offending cycle.
n-ergy is an advocate of employing hard-to-reach individuals within its business. Over the last five years, it has employed eight ex-offenders, offering them their first permanent job. From this stepping stone, these individuals have been able to progress and/or move on to further their careers.
n-ergy claims that its programme is more than a training session, rather, it is a life changing experience.
A private business, n-eergy funds its activity through its relationships with its funding partners who are predominantly colleges and prime welfare-to-work providers.
What n-ergy group's Chief Executive said:
“Business and making a difference to people’s lives are my passions. I am very proud of the fact that eight years ago I took the step of setting up my own company, n-ergy, to help rehabilitate offenders. n-ergy’s provision and support provides offenders the tools, confidence and motivation to lead better lives and break the re-offending cycle. Everyone deserves a second chance and I am committed to raising the profile of what we do at n-ergy to reach out to more businesses to offer rehabilitated people with convictions support and employment to help them reintegrate successfully into their local community.” - Donna Turner-Kot, Chief Executive, n-ergy