G4S wins ten-year prison contract

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A total of 700 jobs are set to be created after G4S won a ten-year contract to run a new prison in Northamptonshire.

The government has handed the deal to G4S’s Care and Rehabilitation business to operate a new prison in Wellingborough, HM Prison Five Wells.  

Mobilisation preparations are now underway and the 1,680-person facility is scheduled to commence operations in early 2022.

New roles to be created will include custodial officers, vocational and academic teachers, resettlement workers, facilities staff, caterers and administrators. There will be a strong focus on career development with opportunities for mentoring, apprenticeships and study towards qualifications.

John Whitwam, managing director, G4S Custodial & Detention Services, said: "This establishment will set

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