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It works for prisoners

Improved opportunities to work in prison are the building blocks helping prisoners adapt to a real work environment and become productive members of society.

Prisoners, often for the first time, will work full, productive weeks and will make a further contribution back to society.

Prisoners will:

  • Extend their skills and Collaborate within a team
  • Build their CV
  • Develop self confidence

We have developed the provision of training and qualifications inside prison so that it links to vocational opportunities available outside. Our approach is to replicate the experience of everyday working life.

Our prisons operate to a set of values which include being open, honest, transparent and treating prisoners with decency and respect.

The print shop has given me a good background for my future prospects of employment after release. This is due to some of the excellent training by the staff and instructors. It has enabled me to undertake an NVQ qualification. It has also been a great help to my self esteem and given me pride in what I do and can achieve in the working environment.

Paul, Offender, HMP Wymott