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Careers Resources for Students and Graduates with a Criminal Record

The following collection of websites have been collected together by Careers and Employability. These websites will give you further information, advice and key pointers for further action.
  • TargetJobs - Equality and Diversity Specialists from AGCAS give information and advice on the issues surrounding equality in the workplace and your rights. You'll find out how to identify diversity positive employers as well as how to decide whether to disclose your circumstances.
  • APEX Trust - The Apex Trust offers several different services to both ex-offenders and employers. The services on offer include: information and advice on offender employment, training and education, one-on-one projects, assessments and guidance for ex-offenders and employability training.
  • Disclosure and Barring Service - The disclosure and barring service is the organisation that deals with the disclosure of criminal records. This is particularly important for students or graduates who wish to go into teaching. The site has a lot of information on the different types of disclosure – standard or enhanced – and practical examples of when such disclosures may be requested by different types of employers.
  • NACRO - NACRO are the biggest organisation in the UK that aims to help rehabilitate criminals. They produce several different handouts such as the “Sorting yourself out” guides which include “Applying for Work” and “Finding a Job”. They also have a NACRO Resettlement Service which is part of a helpline available to anyone who wants advice.
  • Unlocked  -  Is an independent charity that provides information and advice to people with convictions. Their website is


Page Updated 11th August 2015(HB)