Applying to be a prison officer? Read this handy guide to our online assessment centre process so you know what to expect. The online assessment centre (OAC) is a key stage of the application process to be a prison officer. …
Thinking about joining the Prison Service but want some advice on what it’s like working in a prison? We’ve brought together some advice from people who work in a range of roles on how to work effectively with offenders. Read …
Anyone who is employed to become a prison officer in England will soon work towards a Level 3 Custody and Detention Apprenticeship qualification to develop specialist skills that will assist them in their role.
From 23 November 2020, we’re launching a new virtual format of our Assessment and Recruitment Centre (ARC). Find out more about the change in this blog post.
Youth Justice Worker Alex, from Feltham Young Offender Institution, shares how he and his team are supporting those in their care during the coronavirus pandemic.
At the end of March 2020, Sally responded to the Covid-19 staff call up and moved from a professional services team based at HMPPS HQ to return to a Male Category C establishment where she had previously worked ten years ago.
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
The key worker scheme is being rolled out across the entire closed male estate, with prison officers managing around 5-6 offenders on a one-to-one basis. Find out from Prison Officer Leeming how the scheme allows prison officers more time and flexibility to provide offenders with the best chance of engaging in rehabilitation.
Picture this: you’re a prison officer, sitting amongst 30 other front line staff from prisons, probation and youth justice. You’re with the Secretary of State for Justice, the Prisons Minister, other leading figures from across the service, and you’re all nervously awaiting the arrival of The Princess Royal (Princess Anne). You’re about to become an award-winning prison officer through the Butler Trust. Find out how this could be you.
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.