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Unlocked is a unique two-year leadership development programme aimed at attracting a different kind of leader to work in prisons and focus on rehabilitation and reducing reoffending.

Currently, 46% of prisoners reoffend within 12 months of release, creating yet more victims, causing untold damage, and costing the UK more than £15bn. Graduates joining Unlocked will help to tackle this. They will develop as inspirational leaders, capable of changing behaviour and supporting prisoners to make positive choices. They will also acquire skills and experiences that transfer to other employment and leadership settings, and gain a master’s degree alongside working as prison officers in category B or C prisons in London and the South East.

Don’t forget to cite Bright Network on your Unlocked application form, they’re keen to hear from our members

"Leading change on the inside"

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Advice from Unlocked

Sabrina: Why I joined Unlocked...

Find out how Sabrina's desire to help people got her to join the Unlocked Graduate Scheme Read more

Be a change maker: Find out how to make

Unlocked Graduates mission is to address the UK’s re-offending rates and their social and financial cost. Read more

Imani: launching my career with...

We catch up with Imani, who tells us why she loves working as a Prison Officer on the Unlocked Graduate Scheme Read more

Success stories from Unlocked

How I did it Tolumofe explains how he...

Tolumofe shares his experience securing a role with Unlcoked Read more

How I did it Cherilyn tells us about...

Cherilyn tells us how she managed to secure herself an exciting role with Unlocked. Read more