Coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on recruitment

HMPPS recruitment has to be safe and we all have a duty to stay at home and away from others, where possible.

To stay up to date on how our recruitment processes are being impacted by COVID-19, please read our Frequently Asked Questions below. These will be kept up to date with the latest information.

1. Is the probation service continuing to recruit?

Yes, we are keen to welcome in more probation officers. Please register your interest now to be alerted by email about future recruitment campaigns.

2. Will Coronavirus have any impact on the assessment process?

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the government’s social distancing requirements that are in force, we are taking the necessary measures to ensure both candidate and staff safety. This means that we will be running some of our assessment centres virtually. If you are invited to a virtual assessment centre, all details will be sent to you before your Assessment Event date, which will ensure you are fully prepared ahead of schedule. Please be aware that you will be required to use a laptop/computer and join a video conference call to attend a Virtual Assessment Event. If this is not possible please make us aware in your application and we will work to provide alternative solutions.

If you have any further questions about your application, please email