Welcome to the Recruitment Portal for prison officer candidates. Congratulations on getting this far in the recruitment process – you are on your way to becoming a fundamental part of HM Prison and Probation Service. Prison officers are crucial to the effective running of our organisation; reducing reoffending rates, rehabilitating prisoners and protecting the public.

 We have created the Recruitment Portal so that you can fully understand what it takes to be a prison officer and how to effectively prepare for the next part of your assessment, the Recruitment Assessment Day (RAD).


We wish you luck in your application and look forward to you joining HM Prison and Probation Service if you are successful.


To understand more about the Recruitment Assessment Day, application timelines and role itself, please explore this site using the buttons below. Make sure you have completed the ‘Pre-RAD Checklist’  before you attend your Recruitment Assessment Day.