Coronavirus (Covid-19): Latest Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on recruitment – update 21st May 2020.

HMPPS recruitment must be safe and we all have a duty to stay at home and away from others, where possible. In line with government policy, we have made a decision to temporarily suspend face to face interviews. We are seeking alternative methods of assessment, so please check back here for details.

We are still accepting new applications. We would encourage anyone thinking about starting their career with us to apply.

If you have already started your application, we will be in touch with you and keep you up to date on changes to the recruitment process.

For more information, please read our Frequently Asked Questions below. These will be kept up to date with the latest information.

FAQ’S for Catering roles

Are you still recruiting?
Yes, we constantly need to make sure we are fully staffed. We are still accepting new applications as this is a priority role. We would encourage anyone thinking about starting their career with us to complete their application and upload their CV.

How can I find out more about the role?
This site has a range of information about the prison catering roles and day to day activities in the role.

I have already applied online, what should I do next?
Once the vacancy has closed, your application will be passed to the recruiting managers for consideration.  You will be notified of the outcome at the earliest possible opportunity. Should you progress to the next stage, we will keep you informed of when interviews will commence so you can book your place.

Your application is important to us and we thank you for your continued interest at this unprecedented time.

I have accepted a formal offer but I am waiting for my vetting
The process remains the same. As soon as we have processed your vetting we will let you know and be able to welcome you on board and let you know what the next steps may be.

I am due to start at my prison, am I OK to still start?
We are very much looking forward to you joining us and you should report to the prison as planned on your first day.  Please contact the prison if you have any concerns about this.