Campaign launched for prison jobs

Edward O’Donohue

Edward O’Donohue

THE state government's prison expansion program is expected to create hundreds of new jobs and career opportunities for Victorians.

Corrections Minister Edward O’Donohue has launched a new advertising campaign that will spearhead the recruitment of 750 new prison and community corrections officers during the next 12 months.

“This advertising campaign gives Victorians a behind-the-scenes look at the state’s corrections system and highlights the huge range of job opportunities on offer across Victoria,” Mr O’Donohue said.

“Our prison officers and community corrections staff are our greatest asset, supporting a safer community and motivating offenders to make positive changes in their lives.

“The expansion of the corrections system is providing a huge range of employment opportunities across the state.”

Mr O’Donohue said the recruitment campaign featured staff from the Metropolitan Remand Centre and Dandenong Justice Service Centre.

“When it comes to prisons, people have preconceived ideas about the work and the environment.

“Corrections Victoria staff come from a variety of working backgrounds, with farmers, teachers, police officers and even a former flight attendant among the recruits.”

Mr O’Donohue said new recruits and staff received comprehensive training to give them the skills needed to perform their roles to the highest standards.

To find out more about working as a prison officer or community corrections officer, visit correctionsjobs.vic.gov.au

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