How Do You Become A Probation Officer In The UK?

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A probation officer in the UK can earn a decent salary of about $80,000 a year. A trainee probation officer can earn as much as $32,000 a year. In order to become a probation officer in the UK, you must have several skills and credentials which this article will detail. Be a citizen or have a work permit. You must be at least 18 in order to work as a probation officer. Have previous experience working with people. This experience can be a paid job or voluntary work. The UK requires the individual to be able to relate well with people and be understanding to their problems. You must also be trained and work as a trainee before becoming an official probation officer. Have a general certification of education (GCSE). If you are under 21, you are required to have three GCSE's or an advanced level education. If you are between 21 and 25, you are required to have 5 GCSE's. If you are over 25, there is no requirement for additional education. Pass the written tests. You will be tested on ... more
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