Unlocked Graduates continues raising bars in the Times Top 100

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Unlocked Graduates continues raising bars in the Times Top 100

After arriving as the highest ranked new entrant to the Times Top 100 graduate employers list in 2019, Unlocked Graduates rose to 36th place in the 2020 ranking announced today – up 13 places in a single year.

In just three years, the Unlocked Leadership Development Scheme has done the unthinkable: proving that a career in the prison service offers tremendous rewards for ambitious graduates. The programme gives loads of opportunities for Unlocked participants to show leadership, take responsibility and drive change at the frontline.

But responsibility means challenge. As they benefit by building their leadership skills, Unlocked participants are expected to tackle some of society’s biggest problems: reoffending which costs £18.2 billion per year; gangs; terrorism; drug addiction and mental illness.

Founder and CEO of Unlocked Graduates Natasha Porter explains:

“Every day is different when you’re working with some of the most vulnerable and challenging members of society. This means Unlocked grads quickly develop the skills needed not only to support the complex needs of individuals, but to change and improve complex systems.

“Our rise in the rankings will allow us to continue smashing the outdated stereotypes of what a prison officer looks like – attracting and nurturing diverse, bold and ambitious talent into the prison service.”

Applications are open to join our 2021 cohort. Find out about the recruitment process and start your application today.