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Major job recruitment planned for the Irish Prison Service following government announcement

Midlands Prison Portlaoise Landing

The Irish Prison Service has opened a new campaign for the position of 344 Recruit Prison Officers in the Irish Prison Service.

The Irish Prison Service intends to recruit up to 144 Recruit Prison Officers in 2022 with an additional 200 in 2023.

The Recruit Prison Officer (RPO) is the entry level to the Service.

With the Midlands Prison and Portlaoise Prison huge employers in Laois, the news has been welcomed by two Laois TDs.

Fianna Fail’s Sean Fleming said: “Prison Officers must have the ability to think on their feet in dealing with situations which require security and control.

“This Recruit Prison Officer competition I would see as being particularly of interest to people in Laois and surrounding counties with possible opportunities to work in the prison services in Portlaoise.

“Such posts would offer people the opportunity to live and work locally with this frontline service.”

While Fine Gael’s Charlie Flanagan said: “I am delighted that the 2022 Recruit Prison Officer competition has now opened, allowing people the opportunity to join this frontline service.

“Being a Prison Officer is a very challenging and rewarding role. Prisoners will look to you, as the most accessible people they have in their lives, as figures of authority and also as people to learn from.

“You will have the opportunity to help prisoners see their time in custody as an opportunity to change their lives for the better and as a fresh beginning.

“The role of Prison Officers can be both challenging and rewarding and training will provide applicants with a greater understanding of the complex role a prison officer will face, which combines the provision of safe and secure custody, with care and rehabilitation of our prisoners.”

Details around the Job Details, eligibility, educational qualifications, pay are available on https://www.publicjobs.ie/en/

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