Unlocked is a unique two-year leadership development programme which recruits top graduates and career changers to work in prisons as officers for two years. Our officers take on one of the biggest challenges in public service as they work to break cycles of reoffending and give a second chance to some of the most vulnerable people in society. Participants on the programme take on one of the toughest frontline jobs there is, learning skills that will propel them into leadership roles in a range of sectors when they complete the scheme. Supported at every step of the way with a rigorous training programme and experienced mentor, they are also fully funded to complete a Master's degree that will push them to develop new approaches and policies in their prisons.
We're driving change in the prison system by having graduates become Prisoner Officers
Unlocked Graduates is working to break cycles of reoffending by identifying brilliant people and supporting them to spend two years working as frontline prison officers. We love the innovative solution to reducing reoffending, as well as the positive impact that Unlocked Graduates has had on the talented people that participate in the scheme, as well as the team behind the organisation!
Over half of our participants promoted to specialist roles
We have received over 20,000 applications
We have worked with 1/3rd of the prisoner population
Personnel Today's ‘Graduate Scheme of the Year‘ in 2018
Pensions, with a 5% employer contribution.
25+ days’ holiday a year, and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.
Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work flexibly.
We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.
Choose your own equipment: let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.
Annual team retreats. A time to get to know each other away from the office.