Prison Officer Recruitment Process


The Prison Service Recruitment Process 

Based off the 2018 Information booklet released by PAS (Public Appointments Service). Stages 1, 2 and 3 of the selection process will be conducted by the Public Appointments Service. Candidates who qualify at Stage 3 and whose place on the order of merit is reached will go forward to Stage 4 for consideration by the Irish Prison Service.

prison officer recruitment stages

Applicants will face a number of stages in the selection process which included:

  • online assessments; 
  • an assessment centre;
  • interview;
  • vetting;
  • medical examination and a physical competence test.

The initial stages of the selection process will be conducted by the Public Appointments Service. More detailed information in relation to selection methods were made available as they progress through the process.

Find out how to prepare for the assessment stages here:

  Preparation Course