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Our Process

Our Process

If you would like to pursue a career as a Prison Custody Officer you will go through the following recruitment and training journey.

The initial recruitment process, which includes application, online tests, telephone interview and assessment day will only take approximately 4 weeks. If successful you will be required to go through strict security and vetting checks which will allow you to work in this secure environment. The checks are conducted via the Home Office and can up to 6 weeks to provide the outcome of your application.

Once you have successfully obtained your security and vetting clearance you will then start your employment with Serco and HMP. During the first 8 weeks of your employment you will go through an Initial Training Course which will equip you with the knowledge and skills required for this role, before you go in to your operational position.  

The overall process normally takes approximately 18-20 weeks.