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.
Prison officer John Matthews appeared on Channel 4's documentary ‘Prison’. In this blog post he writes about his behind-the-scenes experiences of filming and what it’s really like being a prison officer.
HMPPS are holding their annual awards that celebrate the exceptional work prison and probation staff do every day. We’ve spoken to the 2017 Prison Officer of the Year and the Probation Champion of the Year to find out what advice they’d give to people starting out in their careers.
Keith is a Youth Custody prison officer, who works with young people aged 15-18. His post provides insight into his inspiring career, providing support to young people, helping them to develop the skills and experience that'll help them lead crime-free lives once released.
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.