Why work as a prison officer at HMP Berwyn?
About HMP Berwyn
Four miles outside the historic market town of Wrexham in North Wales, HMP Berwyn is a men’s category C resettlement and training prison.
Opened in 2017, and accommodating up to 2,100 men, HMP Berwyn is a modern prison and currently the largest in the UK.
With the aim of helping prisoners increase their chances of employment when they return to their communities, HMP Berwyn provides access to a wide range of education and training opportunities.
Onsite workshops to help prisoners gain work experience
Based on a campus design, at HMP Berwyn’s centre is an industry building housing 12 workshops where men can work and gain qualifications in areas such as manufacturing operations and customer service.
Our workshops include:
- furniture making
- DHL distribution
- call centres
Resettlement hub to prepare prisoners for employment when they return to their community
A state-of-the-art resettlement hub provides an opportunity for individuals to meet work coaches and access training to prepare them for employment.
Training is available in a variety of trades and professions including bricklaying, joinery, plastering and industrial cleaning. Plus, men have access to a range of vocational qualifications such as digital media, business enterprise, and information and communications technology (ICT).
HMP Berwyn’s men also have access to a broad programme of learning opportunities – from basic skills such as literacy, Welsh and numeracy, to vocational qualifications and higher learning.
As an employee of HMP Berwyn, you’ll have access to a range of facilities and employee benefits including:
This is in addition to the great benefits you get from being a part of HM Prison and Probation Service.
How to get to HMP Berwyn
With plenty of on-site parking, HMP Berwyn is an 8-minute drive from Wrexham, and just 15 miles from Chester.
The prison is 4 miles from Wrexham General and Wrexham Central stations. A number of local buses also run past the prison.
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