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The Ministry of Justice works to protect and advance the principles of justice. Our vision is to deliver a world-class justice system that works for everyone in society. You can read more about the Ministry of Justice here.

Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service (HMPPS) manages public sector prisons and the national probation service. Find out more about HMPPS here.

About this blog

Being a prison officer is no ordinary job. They're responsible for protecting the public by looking after some of the most complex people in society. At the same time, they help them to rehabilitate and lead more productive, law-abiding lives.  It’s a challenging yet rewarding professional career that offers the rare chance to make a real difference to people’s lives. But the nature of the job means that their hard work isn’t always visible to the public.

So, this blog provides real stories from real prison officers, telling their stories, and recruitment advice for anyone interested in careers within the prison service. So subscribe to this blog to keep up to date with guidance and get to know the extraordinary opportunities available to prison officers.

Are you interested in a career in the prison service? Find out more on our prison and probation recruitment website.