Unlocked Graduates at the careers drop-in session on
(7 November 2019)
Come along to the careers drop in session on Wednesday 13 November, 12.00-1.00pm in ED202, School of Education, Leazes Road.
Unlocked Graduates will be there to answer any questions you may have about the scheme. Or, if you are already set on the award-winning scheme, you can apply by following this link.
Unlocked Graduates is a government-sponsored grad scheme which aims to address the issue of overcrowding and reoffending in the UK justice system. At present, 44% of adult prisoners reoffend within a year of release, which climbs to 59% when their sentence is less than a year. That costs the government a pain-staking £15 BILLION a year, something all of us will be subject to through taxation when we leave university. Unlocked Graduates address this issue by training university students to be really well-informed and effective prison officers, redefining the role in order to lead change from the inside out. We do this by offering a fully-funded MSc in bespoke leadership and rehabilitation, as well as the chance to consolidate this theoretical knowledge through practical training in prison. We also offer the chance to make a change on a large scale by sending off a policy paper to the government for you, as well as offering work experience to all our graduates. At the end of the two year scheme, you can either carry on in the prison system or use your acquired skills to go elsewhere in the working world - we have a range of connections with the charity sector, the civil service and the corporate world, amongst other things. We also have a team dedicated to helping you with your future direction, wherever that may be. In just three years of existence Unlocked Graduates has climbed to #49 in the Times Top 100 Graduate Employers Rankings, winning prizes for its phenomenal growth.
Applications are still open for the scheme and can be found by following this link.