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Graduate Leadership Development Programme

A two-year programme, a lifetime’s impact.

Start your career with Unlocked and gain up to 34k, a fully funded bespoke masters and additional responsibility in your first year on the job. 
Reoffending is one of society’s biggest issues. Nearly half of adult prisoners reoffend within one year of release and you could be part of the movement to change this, using your ambition and creativity to lead as a frontline prison officer.
Learn more about how graduates on the Unlocked Leadership Development Programme receive the opportunity to have it all. 

Benefits and progression

As a Times Top 100 employer, we offer a range of benefits:There’s a competitive salary, plenty of training, prestigious placements and over 100 hours of coaching from trained mentors. On this award-winning graduate scheme, you have every opportunity to develop highly sought-after skills. 
Ongoing networking and development opportunities will be available to you throughout and following our two-year programme. Global businesses, not-for-profits and of course, the prison and justice system employ our graduates after their two years.

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. 
This is two years to become a leader. One opportunity to change society. Apply now. 

Graduate Leadership Development Programme

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