graduate scheme
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Prisons - Graduate Leadership Development Programme

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Two years in prison and you’ll be set for life. That’s 3,760 hours to reduce the £18 billion cost of reoffending. 4.7 million steps walked on prison landings. 7,050 doors and countless people’s potential unlocked. Two years to become a leader. One opportunity to change society. And zero regrets. As frontline prison officers, graduates on Unlocked’s Leadership Development Programme make it count.

It could be through the meaningful chats you’ll have with prisoners. Or our investment in your ideas to solve seemingly unsolvable problems. Or the policy we’ll support you to develop to drive change in the system. Or the expertise you’ll gain on the Master’s degree we’ll fund. Or it could be something nobody has even thought of yet. That’s what makes this so exciting. And so unique. Ours is a graduate scheme focused on changing the prison system from the inside, in ways that you’ll get to drive.

Benefits and progression

There’s also a competitive salary, plenty of training, invaluable placements, mentorship from experienced prison officers, and every opportunity to develop highly sought-after skills. Global businesses, not-for-profits and of course, the prison and justice system employ our graduates after their two years. All of them. That’s how remarkable this graduate scheme is.

Who we look for

Combining academic study with real-world experience, no two days are the same for our graduate prison officers. You’ll become an advocate, negotiator, diplomat, and leader. It calls for a calm head, confidence, and problem-solving skills – all of which our graduates develop with us. With responsibility from day one, it’s the rare chance to become a leader where it matters.

Wherever our graduates choose to go after their two years, we support our growing network of change-makers. Because every second in prison is a second chance to change things for the better. For prisoners. For graduates. For society. So join us. And make each one count.

What we are looking for

Accepted degree subjects


Additional job details

East of England
North West England
South East England
West Midlands
up to £30,000

funded Master's degree

Contract, dates and working times


How to apply

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 29 October 2021

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Closing date:  29 October 2021

Expires3 days

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