Pay & Benefits

You’ll have a positive impact from day one. And in return, you can expect to:

  • complete either a 15 or 21-month programme that leads to Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) certification
  • earn £22,261 a year during training, plus £1,100 if based in Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Hertfordshire, Norfolk or Suffolk; or £3,889 in London (once in a Qualified Probation Officer role, your salary rises to £29,038 plus allowances).
  • enjoy 25 days’ annual leave (30 days after 5 years) plus 8 public holidays.
  • join the Local Government Pension Scheme.


As part of your training, you’ll receive:

  • Off-site classroom workshops and seminars
  • Online workshops and seminars
  • e-learning
  • Support from an academic tutor
  • Support from a line manager and an assessor