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Inside HMP Long Lartin

With a focus on supporting men to make positive changes to lead law abiding lives in custody and after their release, HMP Long Lartin provides a range of educational, vocational training and work opportunities.

The education department offers a wide range of learning opportunities, from basic skills to Open University courses.

With the aim of enhancing prisoners’ chances of employment upon release from custody, accredited vocational training is available in woodcraft, bricklaying, barbering, industrial cleaning, laundry and painting and decorating.

Contract work for commercial companies is also available in onsite plumbing and recycling industrial workshops.


Working at HMP Long Lartin

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

• free, onsite parking

• use of a free, onsite gym

• excellent training and career progression pathways.

A word from the Governor

“I’m extremely proud of all our staff and the incredible work they do to support our prisoners.”

“Working as a prison officer can be challenging, but it’s also rewarding. We have a great team here at HMP Long Lartin, with everyone working together and supporting each other to making a positive difference in the lives of the men they work with.”

Steve Cross
Governor, HMP Long Lartin

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)

• one of the best pension schemes in the country

• generous maternity leave cover

• cycle to work scheme and travel loans

• tenancy loan agreements

• access to keyworker housing schemes

• employee assistance programmes.

Transport links

HMP Long Lartin is easily accessible from the M5, M40 and M6. With plenty of on-site parking for staff, it’s a 45 minute drive from Cheltenham, Coventry and Worcester.

A regular train service runs into Evesham which is 6 miles from the prison, and a bus runs directly to the prison from outside the station.