Prison service officer (below principal officer)

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Prison service officers (below Principal Officer) direct, co-ordinate and participate in guarding inmates and maintaining discipline in prisons and other detention centres.

Current Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements for entry but candidates must pass a pre-entry test and full medical examination. Basic training is followed by a 12 month probationary period during which further on-the-job training is provided. Background checks are required for entrants, and there are generally nationality restrictions and a lower age limit of 18 years.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

Typical Tasks

Desired Skills

Reading Comprehension
Active Listening
Critical Thinking
Monitoring
Speaking
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