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Prison Officer Recruitment course

Prison Officer Recruitment Ireland

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Delivery method: Self-Study Pack
Duration: 20 to 25 hours
Price: €150 €75 - 50% OFF

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Recruit Prison Officer Campaign

The Irish Prison Service expects to appoint up to 120 Recruit Prison Officers per year over the next 3 years with the first recruits entering the Irish Prison Service in 2017. A new 2018 Prison Officer recruitment campaign has been launched for the Dublin area.

Candidates must have completed an initial online application on The closing date for applications is 22nd February 2018. A full list of eligibility criteria can be found in the "Information Booklet" issued by the Public Appointments Service.

Candidates who apply successfully will be required to complete the following progressive stages:

Stage 1 - Online Assessments

Stage 2 - Assessment Centre (supervised)

Stage 3 - Interview & other assessments

Stage 4 - Vetting: Medical Examination; Physical Competence test; etc

Prison Officer Recruitment course contents

Overview of Stages 1 - 4

Stage 1: Online Assessments

Upon successful completion of the initial online application all applicants will be invited to complete Stage 1. Full details of these tests will be emailed to all successful applicants. It is expected that the tests will include:

  • Completion of an online assessment questionnaire
  • Verbal Reasoning Test (verbal and instructional comprehension)
  • Numerical Reasoning Test (numeracy and numerical procedures)
  • Situational Judgement Questionnaire (job simulation)

Stage 2: Assessment Centre (supervised)

Candidates who progress onto Stage 2 will be required to sit further tests in a supervised setting. These could include:

  • Paper-based assessment tests
  • Presentation Exercise
  • Work Sample Exercise
  • Group Exercise
  • Language Tests (oral and written)

Stage 3: Interview & other assessments

Upon successful completion of Stage 2 candidates will be invited to attend an interview and other assessments (as listed in stage 2). The interview is competency based and candidates will be assessed under the following 6 competencies:

  1. Directing Others
  2. Supporting Others
  3. Conscientiousness
  4. Resilience
  5. Adaptability
  6. Information Handling and Communication

Stage 4: Vetting; Medical Examination; Physical Competency Test; etc.

All candidates who have been successful at Stage 4 must complete an online pre-employment health questionnaire and undergo a pre-employment medical examination. This will be followed by a Physical Fitness Test which will be administered by the Irish Prison Service.

Minimum Age Eligibility

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age.

Our unique Prison Officer Recruitment course has a proven, very successful track record. We know which preparation yields the best results in this Prison Officer Recruitment test. It is now completely updated and totally relevant to the current exam.

We can prepare you to be ready to face the Prison Officer Recruitment aptitude test with confidence so that the whole selection process becomes clearer to you. Remember only the highest placed candidates in stage one can go to stage two of recruitment.

Getting Started

You can enrol on-line, or return your enrolment form to us by freepost, or enrol by credit/debit card over the phone. You will then receive everything you need in your study pack.

Sample questions/model answers

This home study course contains everything you need to be well prepared on the big day. Over 300 sample questions with model answers and a complete mock, timed test are included.

Rely on our experience:

For more than 20 years we have successfully helped candidates reach their highest placing in the Prison Officer test, and thereby ensuring that they reached stages 2 and 3.

Our home study course is the best value course on the market today!

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