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A major recruitment drive, targeting people keen to work at the Capricornia Correctional Centre,
The new campaign aims to create more than 700 jobs in Queensland this financial year.
Member for Rockhampton Barry O’Rourke said there are 11 high security and six low security prisons across regional Queensland, as well as 13 work camps.
“Queensland Corrective Services (QCS) is a job-creating powerhouse for regional Queensland,” Mr O’Rourke said.
“Successful candidates at the Capricornia Correctional Centre, coming online in 2020 – 2021, will be paid while they undergo a 10-week training course to teach them the required skills necessary to work at the front line of public safety.
“The Palaszczuk Government has already created more than 200,000 jobs across Queensland since we were elected and this recruitment drive shows we aren’t finished yet.”
Member for Keppel Brittany Lauga said many of the jobs are in custodial corrections, where there is a high need for recruits with a wide range of life skills and backgrounds.
“This recruitment drive will be a major win for job seekers in Rockhampton and Central Queensland and builds on the Palaszczuk Government’s commitment to creating jobs across our State,” Ms Lauga said.
“The most important attribute we are looking for are people who are committed to keeping the community safe.”
Minister for Corrective Services Mark Ryan said good communication skills are vital to be a successful custodial corrections officer, as is the desire to change people’s lives for the better.
“From custodial correctional officers to psychologists to trade instructors, there are many career paths within QCS,” Mr Ryan said.
“This big recruitment drive is a great opportunity for regional Queenslanders to secure permanent, fulltime, secure work in an agency that offers many rewarding career paths.”
“I’d encourage anyone looking for an interesting role where they can make a real difference to the lives of all Queenslanders by reducing crime to visit corrections.qld.gov.au.”