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Interviewing at HMPS

See what people said about the interview process at HMPS.

Interview experience

Based on 249 interviews

Interview difficulty

Based on 256 interviews

Interview process length

Based on 219 interviews
More than one month

Interview process at HMPS

Overall experience

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Poor and 10 is Excellent, their rating is 4.

On a scale of 1-10 where 1 is Easy and 10 is Difficult, their rating is 4.

Interview process length
More than one month
About a month
About a week
About two weeks
About a day or two
Most reported steps
Not enough data
Least reported steps
Not enough data

What candidates say about the interview process at HMPS

  • Very poor recruitment process, admin really poor, no diversity in panel, poor or no communication to response, they are doing their own thing with no accountability. Told I did excellent by panel but …
    Shared on 10 November 2022 - Prison Officer and osg - Wolverhampton, West Midlands
  • Informative, in depth
    Shared on 25 March 2022 - OSG - Grendon Underwood, Buckinghamshire
  • Its a selection of different tasks
    Shared on 11 March 2022 - Prison Officer - Hindley
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Interview questions at HMPS

Commonly asked questions, as reported by candidates

  • The questions are easy, they just want feet in boots.
    Shared on 17 March 2023 - Prison Officer, Senior officer & custodial manager - Rugby, Warwickshire
  • assessment day
    Shared on 8 January 2023 - Prison Officer - Barnard Castle
  • You will get behaviour questions which should be answered in a STAR format that meets the indicators on the civil service Success profiles booklet available online. Make sure to look at the right leve…
    Shared on 10 November 2022 - Prison Officer and osg - Wolverhampton, West Midlands

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The first interview at HMPS

How candidates got an interview
  • Other35%
  • Through Indeed18%
  • Other online job site17%
  • Paper application15%
  • Employee referral6%

How candidates received their first interview at HMPS

  • Job application
    Shared on 26 January 2023 - Instructional Officer - Wolverhampton
  • Applied via online
    Shared on 6 July 2022 - Offender supervisor - HMP ISIS
  • Applied online, will hire literally anybody.
    Shared on 27 January 2022 - Prison Officer - Wiltshire

Common questions about interviewing at HMPS

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