Queensland Corrective Services is looking for 50 Lockyer Valley locals to take up permanent, secure jobs near Gatton, with paid training starting shortly.
Commissioner Peter Martin said that by 2023, QCS would be employing about 500 new officers at the Southern Queensland Correctional Precinct near Gatton, with a new 1000-bed prison under construction.
“To give locals a ‘look inside’ QCS, recruitment specialists and operational officers will conduct an information session at the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre this Saturday,” Commissioner Martin said.
“With the transition of the existing women’s prison to public operation, we are looking for 50 new custodial corrections officers, with the 10-week paid training starting shortly.
“But that is just the start of the opportunities at the correctional precinct. Many people don’t realise just how many career paths there are in corrections. In coming months and years, we are looking for psychiatrists, counsellors, trade instructors and more.
“A career in corrections can take you around the State – we have offices and centres from the Torres Strait to western Queensland, and everywhere in between.