HMP Kilmarnock Director, Craig Thomson awarded Prince Philip Medal

Director of HMP Kilmarnock, Craig Thomson was recently awarded with Prince Philip Medal by the HRH, the Princess Royal, patron of the City & Guild Association.

The Prince Philip Medal is a prestigious award that is given to individuals who have made the most of their talents and seen significant success since completing their City & Guilds qualification.

Craig started his career journey over 30 years ago with a City & Guilds Prison Officer/Custodial Care qualification. Since then he has worked in the justice sector and been a fantastic champion of prison education, holding senior positions in public and private custodial care establishments in the UK and overseas.

Craig is very supportive of the City & Guilds purpose and has contributed to their discussions on the future of skills development in prison.

As someone who started their career with a City & Guilds qualification, Craig truly believes in the value of vocational education and that re-training can help change the lives of individuals and prevent re-offending.