North Wales Super Prison – Recruitment drive set to start
A recruitment drive for the North Wales Super Prison is set to start next week – with a series of information sessions due to take place in Wrexham.
Across two days in November a total of four recruitment sessions for the North Wales Super Prison, which is located on the Wrexham Industrial Estate, will take place.
The National Offender Management Service (NOMS), who will be running the prison, is recruiting prison officers, operational support grades and business administration support for when the prison opens.
Betsi Cadwaldr University Health Board will also be in attendance to discuss health jobs within the prison sector.
Russ Trent, who will be governor at the prison when it opens, said:
“People often don’t know what skills are needed to be a prison officer – they may think it is only about locking people up – and these events are to help people realise that often the life skills they have are perfect for the job.
“We need people who are organised; empathetic, straight talking and enthusiastic while at the same time understand the security aspect of the job.”
The first session will take place at the Nick Whitehead Theatre. Glyndwr University on Saturday 7th November between 9:30am and 12:30pm. A second session will take place later that afternoon at the university between 1:30pm and 5pm.
On Wednesday 18th November between 2pm and 5:30pm there will be information sessions at the Memorial Hall. Bodhyfryd. A session will also take place between 6:30pm and 9:30pm.
At the events people will have the opportunity to learn more about the jobs on offer, how to apply and what working for the prison service means.
At each session there will be a 45 minute presentation on working in the North Wales prison and a number of market stalls where existing prison officers will be on hand to answer questions and help with job applications.
Cllr Neil Rogers, Lead Member for Economy – Economic Development and Regeneration said:
“I welcome the opportunities that these events will bring to the people of North Wales. The North Wales Prison is having a positive impact on the economic development of the area and the creation of hundreds of new jobs.
“These are exciting times and I am sure that these events will be a showcase for the range of quality employment opportunities that will be available.”
North Wales Prison is due to take the first prisoners in February 2017 but the prison will fill up gradually over a period of time. The prison will hold 2,106 offenders and will be a resettlement prison for men from North Wales.
Anyone wishing to attend these events should register at http://nomsintranet.org.uk/nwrec/ Questions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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