There is a national focus on improving staff retention rates across HMPPS.
This includes, but is not restricted to:
The number of prison officers who have left after less than (a) one, (b) six, (c) 12, (d) 24 and (e) 36 months' service is shown in table 1 below.
The latest set of published HMPPS workforce statistics covering the period to 31 March 2022 is available in the public domain at : Her Majesty’s Prison and Probation Service workforce quarterly: March 2022 - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk).
Table 1: Proportion of band 3-5 officers1 who left HMPPS by length of service2, in the 12 months to 31 March 2022.
Length of service2,3
Percentage of all leavers in period
Less than 1 month
Less than 6 months
Less than 12 months
Less than 24 months
Less than 36 months
Total band 3-5 officer leavers