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Become an operational support grade (OSG)

OSG career progression

The OSG role will give you significant knowledge and experience of how a prison operates. It can provide a gateway to a wide range of other prison jobs.

Many OSGs choose to progress to prison officer or youth justice worker roles.

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Or you could choose to move into one of the following:

  • instructor roles
    • teaching prisoners new skills to help them find work after they return to their communities
  • waste management
    • working with prisoners to reduce, reuse and recycle in the prison – this may include training prisoners in core skills such as counting and recycling
  • catering
    • training prisoners in a range of catering skills – this will involve supervising prisoners working in the busy prison kitchens