A prison officer recruitment drive last week attracted 128 applicants seeking jobs in the prison service. There are currently seven vacant positions.

Prison Service Director Neil Lavis said of the 128 people who took the Prison Officer Recruitment Testing entrance exam, which was offered over a three day period, 32 were Caymanian.

“After such a successful Public Safety Recruitment Drive back in late August, we are extremely happy to see so many applicants show interest in a future career with [the] Prison Service,” Mr. Lavis said in a press release. “However, the English and Maths Proficiency Test is just stage one of the hiring process.”

The applicants who pass the assessment will move on to stage two, the fitness test, which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 22.

“We have a total of seven positions available, and we are looking for applicants who are driven and passionate when it comes to helping others and the country,” Mr. Lavis said. “Being a prison officer is not an easy job, it can be challenging, but we are determined to find the right people with the right attitude to take on the role.”

“Being a prison officer is not an easy job, it can be challenging, but we are determined to find the right people with the right attitude to take on the role.”

The third and final stage of the process includes interviews with senior prison service officials, which will be carried out in the first week of November.

The selected recruits will go through several weeks of intense training in late November or early December.

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