I helped Mo find his way
in the outside world.Register your interest
I helped Sam into a refuge
and on her way to rehabilitationBecome a probation officer
There’s potential in everyone. Bring it out.
As a probation officer, you can change lives. Working with people on probation in the community and in prisons, you’ll support them to get back on track and turn their lives around. You’ll also gain a professional qualification with our support, along with a competitive salary, generous leave and great training.
We are looking for people with empathy and resilience to help people change. The role of a probation officer is rewarding but can be challenging – as you often work with people with complex needs, and no two people are the same. In addition, you’ll be working full-time alongside studying – but you’ll be supported every step of the way.
HM Prison & Probation Service fully fund the Professional Qualification in Probation, whilst also paying your salary throughout your studies, so it’s a great opportunity to ‘earn while you learn’ whilst working towards becoming a fully qualified probation officer.
In addition, we offer a competitive salary, generous pension scheme and leave allowance, along with opportunities for your onward career progression.
Train to be a probation officer: live webinar
To support applicants for the PQiP 14 intake, we hosted a live webinar on 28 February. Attendees had the opportunity to learn more about the course, receive helpful tips on applying, and heard from guest speakers about their personal experience with the programme and life in the probation service.
Becoming a probation officer is rewarding but comes with its challenges. You often have to deal with difficult situations and behaviours. But that’s also how you can measure your growth.Steve, trainee probation officer