graduate scheme

Graduate Leadership Development Programme: Register your interest

Job description

Two years to become a leader. One opportunity to change society. And zero regrets.

Reoffending is one of society’s biggest issues. Nearly half of adult prisoners reoffend within one year of release. Your ambition and creativity could help turn this around. Funded and supported by Unlocked, many of our graduates start up projects aimed at rehabilitation and reforming prison policy. As frontline prison officers, graduates on the Unlocked Leadership Development Programme make it count.

The Unlocked Graduates Leadership and Development Programme is currently open for early registration. Register now for early access to applications.

A Times Top 100 employer, we offer a range of benefits:

  • A fully-funded master’s degree.
  • Work placement opportunities with our leading corporate partners – including Clifford Chance, PwC and the Ministry of Justice.
  • Group support and 1-1 mentoring on offer.
  • Ongoing networking and development opportunities throughout and following our two-year programme.

Time matters in prison. So we won’t waste a second of yours. Make it count.

What we are looking for

  • A bachelor’s degree, you have to already have, or be expecting to receive, at least a 2:1 undergraduate degree qualification by July 2023 or equivalent*
  • No prior work experience is necessary, we are looking at your potential to participate constructively in the programme and positively impact prisoners’ lives.
  • You have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the programme (two years)
  • You will need a special combination of attributes and skills – both to gain entry to the programme and to be successful in the role.

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

North West England
North Yorkshire
South East England
West Midlands
West Yorkshire
£28,000 - £34,000

dependent on location

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term

Start Date 1 September 2024


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 31 May 2023

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Closing date:  Continuous recruitment

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