Being a prison officer involves a great deal of skill, specialist training and professionalism. From January 2020, anyone successfully applying to become a prison officer in England will work towards a level 3 Custody and Detention Professional Apprenticeship qualification as they train.
What's it like being openly LGBTI+ in the prison service? Nic tells us about being out at work, and celebrating pride with colleagues.
All prison officer job applications from 1 July 2019 onwards will include a new game-based online test. Find out everything you need to know right here
The key worker scheme is being rolled out across the entire closed male estate, with prison officers managing around 5-6 offenders on a one-to-one basis. Find out from Prison Officer Leeming how the scheme allows prison officers more time and flexibility to provide offenders with the best chance of engaging in rehabilitation.
Catering managers work to not only make a difference to people in custody but also to the wider community. They’re fully qualified, professional chefs who pass on their expertise to serving prisoners in the kitchen teaching them valuable skills. Find out more from Andy, a catering manager at HMP Feltham.
Picture this: you’re a prison officer, sitting amongst 30 other front line staff from prisons, probation and youth justice. You’re with the Secretary of State for Justice, the Prisons Minister, other leading figures from across the service, and you’re all nervously awaiting the arrival of The Princess Royal (Princess Anne). You’re about to become an award-winning prison officer through the Butler Trust. Find out how this could be you.
Being a prison officer can be a challenging yet rewarding career - but what is it really like? We’ve created a tool that can help you find out if working in the prison service is right for you. Try it yourself.
It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2019 and to celebrate we’ve spoken to Officer Dyble who has just completed a Level 3 Custody and Detention apprenticeship offered by HMPPS - read about her prison officer journey.
If you've applied to become a prison officer and have been invited to attend an Assessment & Recruitment Centre (ARC), this post provides tips and advice on how to prepare for an ARC and what to expect.
In Part 2 of our HMPPS Senior Leadership Scheme blog post series, we hear from 3 candidates who are now going through their Head of Department placements. Read about their experiences so far in their 3-year journey towards becoming future leaders of HMPPS.
Prison officer Bowden had the opportunity to show Prisons Minister Rory Stewart what working as a prison officer is really like. Find out what they did, from maintaining the prison landings to talking to prisoners, to get a true taster of what it's like working in the prison service.