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HMP Bedford Awareness Day

We believe it is in you to become a Prison Officer but don’t take our word for it, come along to our Awareness Day on the 21st June and find out for yourself.

Is it in you to be a prison officer?

Like anything worth doing, this job isn't easy.

But if you have what it takes, it could be a very rewarding career. Here, you'll get a sense of what's involved in our recruitment process. It'll help you prepare and give you a much better idea about whether it's really in you to be a prison officer.

Do you have the right personal qualities?

  • communication skills
  • understanding
  • assertiveness
  • integrity



So what are the benefits?

You'll receive all the usual benefits you’d expect from a public sector role: a civil service pension, 25 days' annual leave, childcare vouchers, and much more. in some areas there is also a relocation allowance and Market Force Supplement.

If you're talented and ambitious, you'll also have the opportunity to make rapid career progress. There are a number of different directions you could take, and for aspiring managers, there's our Prison Leader Fast-Track Programme. At every stage, you'll have a structured career plan and the support of experienced mentors.

We believe that Service leavers have numerous relevant skills and characteristics for a career with the Prison Service and actively encourage your attendance on this event.

You will find out about opportunities in your area and the chance to speak to serving Officers who are also Service leavers and prisoners.

Book your place

For more information and to register your interest, please email HMPPS's Lee Ewing at

Please check with the organisers of the event to confirm timings.

Later Event: June 21
HighGround Insight Day