To become a prison officer, you will need to:
- be at least 18 years old
- have the right to work in the UK
- be reasonably fit and have good eyesight
If you are not a UK or EU citizen, you will need a leave to remain entitlement of approximately 30 months or more at the point you apply.
To work in a high security prison (category A) you must have been resident in the UK for the last 3 years.
We encourage difference and diversity
We welcome your applications and make every effort to include all people and embrace difference – whatever your background and whoever you are.
It’s vital that our justice system is as diverse as the society we serve. Diversity plays an important part in our organisation and that’s why we actively encourage applications from diverse groups.