Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible for the Advance into Justice scheme?
Does the Advance into Justice scheme cover all prisons roles?
Will I be employed on a permanent basis?
What resettlement package is available?
How long does the recruitment process take?
What support is available during the recruitment proces
How long does this scheme last? I leave the service in 2023?
Is Advance into Justice available for other HMPPS roles?
Is there an age limit for applications under Advance into Justice?
What are the shift patterns?
Are the pay rises time served or yearly increments?
What will I get paid?
What employee benefits will I be able to access once in post?
What qualifications do I need?
What training and progression opportunities are available?
Will I be able to access home learning to prepare for my assessment centre?
Can you transfer the length of service for the long service and good conduct medal to the prison service?
Can I transfer my current pension, or will I need to enrol in a new one when I become a prison officer?
Can I reclaim the costs for attending my assessment centre?
How long is the prison officer training?
Where will I do my initial training?
Will my armed force services training in subjects such as use of force transfer with me, or will I need to retrain when I become a prison officer?
Who can I contact if I have a question?