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Life at HM Prison Service for graduates

We're responsible for the Prison Service and the Probation Service, which enables us to provide end-to-end management of offenders. As well as enforcing the punishment aspect of a custodial sentence, we coordinate health, educational, employment and housing opportunities for offenders.

That focus on the rehabilitation of offenders is very important. By showing them a way of life that doesn't involve crime, we believe we can help them play a more positive role in the communities they live in.

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The National Offender Management Service (NOMS) is an agency of the Ministry of Justice. Our aim is to protect the public and reduce the risk of re-offending by managing offenders effectively, both in prison and out in the community.

Life at HM Prison Service

What can we offer graduates?

In short, the chance to become a future prison leader. Our three-year graduate programme will help you develop the leadership qualities and operational expertise to manage one of the most complex and challenging environments around: a HMP prison.

From there you could take on a management role in any one of the 130 prisons we run across England and Wales or take a secondment into the Ministry of Justice and work alongside Government Ministers.


As well as the satisfaction of knowing that you're a role model to hundreds of people and that you're personally helping to protect the public, you'll benefit from:

  • a salary that will rise from £22,000 to just over £30,000 within 12-18 months
  • a choice of Civil Service pensions
  • 25 days' holiday.

Who are we looking for?

Are you a graduate with a 2:1 degree, or a student in your final year expecting to achieve that grade? Could you work effectively with people from all walks of life, stay calm under intense pressure, juggle priorities and make critical decisions?Then there's a good chance you could succeed in the prison environment.

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