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23 February 2015

Last week CFA, Prospects recruitment consultants, held a recruitment day for qualified teaching staff, tutors, trainers, assessors and learning support assistants to find out about working in a secure environment, and how they could help bring the vision for Feltham Young Offenders Institution to life.

From March Prospects will provide all education in Feltham Young Offenders Institution, we will deliver the Government's vision to emphasise education in youth custody, to equip young offenders with qualifications and skills and help break the cycle of reoffending when they leave detention. Young people in custody will spend an increased number of hours–30– in education each week.

More than 80 education professionals came along to an event on Tuesday in Westminster and heard from Victoria Blakeman, Prospects Director of Offender Management and Specialist Services, about the vision for education at Feltham. Delegates also had the opportunity to speak to experienced professionals who work in Feltham about the practicalities and day to day reality of working in a prison.

Prospects already plays a role in helping to reduce reoffending by providing the National Careers Service in custody to offenders in all prisons in London, the South West, West Midlands and Yorkshire and the Humber. Prospects increases opportunities for offenders, helping them to access support and tackle their barriers to employment in the resettlement phase of their sentence and through the gate as they return to the community. Find out more about our work in custody.

Successful applicants from the recruitment day will go on to the next stage of recruitment. If you have any questions please contact Nina Hardy, Recruitment Services Director.

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