Prison officer John Matthews appeared on Channel 4's documentary ‘Prison’. In this blog post he writes about his behind-the-scenes experiences of filming and what it’s really like being a prison officer.
This week, HMPPS are holding their annual awards that celebrate the exceptional work prison and probation staff do every day. We’ve spoken to the 2017 Prison Officer of the Year and the Probation Champion of the Year to find out what advice they’d give to people starting out in their careers.
Keith is a Youth Custody prison officer, who works with young people aged 15-18. His post provides insight into his inspiring career, providing support to young people, helping them to develop the skills and experience that'll help them lead crime-free lives once released.
Psychology careers at HMPPS offer some of the most interesting, rewarding and impactful work in the field, supporting and understanding ex-offenders and people in prison. This blog post explores what it’s like to work as a Psychologist for HMPPS.
Sarah rose up through the ranks from a prison officer to a prison governor within 10 years, and also raised 2 small children in between. She now works at HMPPS headquarters, and shares her story on her inspiring career progression.
HMPPS vetting can take around 12 weeks to complete. We know that’s not short, and many applicants have a lot of questions about what happens in the meantime. So, we’ve written this post to answer as many of those questions as possible.
If you're Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic (BAME) background and interested in working in the prison service, read Officer Diwan's personal experiences of what it's like working as an Asian Muslim prison officer.
This post provides an introduction to the Prison Officer Entry Level Training (POELT), which prepares new prison officers with the skills and knowledge needed for their career in the prison service.
If you've been invited to attend a prison officer recruitment assessment day (RAD), this post by HMPPS Recruitment Adviser, Philippa Hart, provides tips and advice on how to prepare for a RAD and what to expect.
Michael Spurr, CEO of HM Prison and Probation, provides welcoming words for the readers of this new blog: Working in the Prison Service.