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.
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.