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Bright Network: Why I joined Unlocked Graduates

Sabrina tells us about what inspired her to apply for the Unlocked Graduate Scheme.

Hi, I’m Sabrina, I recently graduated in BSc Psychology from Aston University in July 2016. I wasn’t exactly sure what route I wanted to take after my degree, however I knew I wanted a role where I could be a source of support or mentor people who needed it and help change lives.

I wanted a graduate scheme and I wanted to find one that would help me develop and gain additional qualifications. I came across the Unlocked Graduate programme on Prospects, looked through it and automatically knew it was job I wanted. I previously worked in a primary school for my placement year, and felt like the Unlocked Graduates scheme would be a very similar role, just with greater responsibilities and with adults as opposed to young children.

I had never considered being a prison officer, but looking through the Unlocked website made me eager to become one. Thinking about the impact I could have, I knew I had to apply. I feel it’s vital to have a diverse workforce, and being a young black female myself, I know it isn’t always the easiest. However, I knew this role at Unlocked would enable me to be a role model.