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.
Have you applied to become a prison officer, but aren't sure what happens next? From transferring your ARC accreditation to when you get your uniform - we answer the top 10 common questions asked by you about the prison officer recruitment process.
It’s Black History Month 2018 and to celebrate, Fiona - a Band 8 governor at HMP The Mount - talks about why it’s so important to have more staff from black and ethnic minority backgrounds working in the prison service.
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.
Nicki Smith is the Governor of HMP Risley, which was one of the first prisons to trial equipping prison officers with PAVA spray. HMPPS are now rolling it out to prison officers across the country. Read her blog post on how PAVA has helped to improve staff confidence and safety in her prison.
Rehabilitating prisoners is one of our priorities. We’re introducing a key worker scheme for all prison officers so that they can provide one-to-one support to 5-6 prisoners each week. Find out more about the new scheme.