ITV News reports on the 2018 cohort of new Unlocked Graduates:
A degree from an elite university opens doors – now, hundreds of top graduates are competing to unlock them in jails.
From this month, prison officer ranks will be boosted by the arrival of new recruits with qualifications from leading institutions including Oxbridge.
Just over 100 successful applicants are poised to start work in jails in London and the South East after successful applications to the Unlocked Graduates scheme.
The two-year programme, which was launched in 2016, sees participants complete a masters degree while working on the frontline alongside existing jail staff.
Those joining the service under the initiative are paid the same entry level salary as other prison officers – up to £30,000 depending on where they are posted.
Source: ITV News
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