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Inside HMP Berwyn

HMP Berwyn is committed to providing a safe and educational environment where men can learn new skills to help them when they leave custody.

Based on a campus design, at HMP Berwyn’s centre is an industry building housing 12 workshops where men make products such as furniture, or work in the on-site call centre or DHL distribution centre. Individuals can earn qualifications in areas such as manufacturing operations and customer service, while working.

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 in a variety of trades and professions including bricklaying, joinery, plastering and industrial cleaning is available. 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.

Working at HMP Berwyn

As an employee of HMP Berwyn, you’ll have access to a range of facilities and employee benefits including:

• opportunities for paid over-time

• free, onsite parking

• use of a free, onsite gym

• excellent training and career progression pathways.


A word from the Governor

Prison officer benefits

Working as a prison officer comes with a range of attractive benefits, including:

• 25 days’ annual holiday (rising to 30 days after 10 years’ service)

Civil Service pension of up to 20% of your salary

• generous maternity leave cover

• cycle to work scheme and travel loans

property rental deposit loans which allow you to borrow some of your salary upfront to pay a deposit on a property

• access to keyworker housing schemes

• employee assistance programmes.

*As a prison operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week,  you will need to work on some public and Bank holidays. Any that you do work will be added to your annual leave entitlement.

Transport Links

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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