APM delivers job placement and in-work support for individuals due for release from prison or who are serving community sentences
On behalf of the Department of Corrections our services aim to help both the individual and the employer once a job is secured.
We get to know every individual we work with and tailor the support they receive to their needs.
Our help and support includes CV preparation, job searches and applications, interview and presentation skills, motivation and confidence building and transport to interviews.
We also help individuals with disclosing their convictions to their employers.
When a job is secured, our in-work services support employees in learning their responsibilities, working with their line manager and resolving any issues that may arise when they start. This includes how to respond to questions or comments about their convictions and advice on keeping healthy.
Employers also get support where required, including on-the-job coaching, maintaining positive relationships with their employee, tips for addressing concerns in the wider team and information to dispel myths about offenders.
Individuals are referred to APM by Department of Corrections case managers and probation officers.