To become a prison officer:
In addition, you must not be an undischarged bankrupt or belong to a group or organisation that the Prison Service considers racist. Applicants must be aged 18 or over.
If candidates pass the application form stage, they are invited to complete a series of online numerical reasoning tests. Those successful at that stage are invited to attend a Recruitment Assessment Day (RAD) at a Job Simulation Assessment Centre (JSAC) where you will take part in a number of role play simulations to assess your aptitude for the role, plus a medical and fitness test.
All candidates need to show evidence of the following:
A degree is only essential for entry onto the National Offender Management Service (NOMS) Graduate Programme .
The NOMS Graduate Programme in England and Wales is designed to attract high-calibre candidates who have the potential to develop quickly and to rise to the highest levels in the service. (There is no such scheme in Scotland or Northern Ireland.) To apply to the programme, you must either have, or be expected to achieve, a 2:1 or 2:2 degree. Applications are invited each autumn, with places offered by April.
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