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.
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
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.
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.
HMPPS is changing the Recruitment Assessment Day (RAD) to the Assessment & Recruitment Centre (ARC). This change will only apply to candidates who have applied after 15 October 2018. Find out all you need to know about the change.
Introducing HMPPS Senior Leadership Scheme, this is the first part of a blog post series that'll be following the development of 2018's SLS cohort as they make their 3-year journey towards becoming the future leaders of HMPPS.
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.
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.
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- New prison officer apprenticeship scheme February 5, 2020
- Openly LGBTI+ in the prison service: celebrating pride July 8, 2019