Discover more about the role, environment and recruitment process
The initial recruitment process includes application, online tests, telephone interview and assessment (either face to face or virtual). If successful you will be required to go through strict security & 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 complete.
The application process: Follow these 6 simple steps.
If you would like to pursue a career as a Prison Officer you will go through the following recruitment and training journey.
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Frequently asked questions
Please see a list of questions we regularly get asked, hopefully you will find the answer below, if not please email our recruitment team and we will be in touch as soon as possible.
You will need to have a valid passport together with a valid permit or visa, if applicable, or a birth certificate with proof of national insurance, which shows your right to live and remain in the UK.
Within our custodial establishments there is career progression, if you wish to continue with you Prison Officer career you can move in to a management role you can become a Custodial Operations Manager and then Assistant Director and Deputy Director. There are also other departments within the custodial establishments that you can move in to such as; psychology, industries, education and security.
As a large organisation we do have various roles available both within the Justice and Immigration Sector and broader Serco Group.
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