Work with us?

Work with us?

Romerike prison is organized into two main groups. One group has its work tasks directly related to the inmates, and the other group is support functions. In addition, one finds at the prison what we describe as import services. These are external partners who are located with a permanent place of work in the prison and who provide services to the inmates.

Romerike prison can be briefly defined as a workplace with a hectic everyday life, with many challenging and interesting work tasks in a pleasant and active environment. Co-determination and responsibility are key words.


Romerike prison has about 353 employees. These are distributed with an estimated 264 uniformed positions in security, 67 positions in the prison's operations / workshops and 22 within administration / support functions.

The civil servants' organizations

The Norwegian Prison and Probation Association (NFF) and the Norwegian Prison and Probation Service (KY) are well represented and organize the majority of the staff at the prison.

Health, safety and the environment (HSE)

The institution is affiliated with the occupational health service at the HSE center Eidsvold in addition to the institution having a well-established safety service with a main safety representative in a 50% position. At the same time, Ullersmo is also an IA company (including working life).

Corporate sports

Romerike prison has an active corporate sports team that participates in events in football, handball, floorball, bowling and golf. Employees have the opportunity to use the institution's gymnasium and strength training facilities.


Romerike prison is a training prison for aspirants who will complete the prison officer education under the auspices of KRUS (Kriminalomsorgens Utdanningssenter). As an aspirant with us, you will encounter many different issues and challenges. You will encounter an everyday life that is never equal.

As an internship aspirant, you also have some theory and this deals with, among other things

  • Practical prison doctrine
  • Report learning
  • Pacification
  • Drug knowledge

Romerike prison also has a dormitory where the aspirants have the opportunity to rent during their internship.

Agency training for employees in work operations

This educational offer is a penitentiary professional basic education for all employees in the work operation. It extends over approx. nine months and contains three collections on KRUS. Between sessions, 25 working days are set aside for distance learning. These are distributed so that there will generally be one and a half study days each two-week period. A detailed roadmap for the educational offer can be obtained by contacting KRUS through the course secretary or academic responsible.


Employees in the work operation without prison care professional education.


To provide employees in the labor operation with a basic education in prison care so that they gain competence that enables them to achieve the goals of the labor operation in a comprehensive prison care.


The teaching model consists of three themes:

  • Theme 1: Group dynamics and processes, interaction, use of data, collaboration, planning, ethics and professionalism.
  • Theme 2: Laws, regulations and guidelines, case processing, report theory, substance abuse problems, contact officer work and work contact, safety.
  • Theme 3: Guidance, instruction, management, work environment and culture.

Teaching method:

Group work, practical exercises, seminars, excursions, lectures, individual assignments and discussions.


Romerike prison constantly needs substitutes, especially during the summer. If you want to try yourself as a prison officer, Romerike prison is a good alternative. As a substitute, you will receive thorough training in the duties of a prison officer and follow-up during the service. The temporary position will be announced or you can contact the prison for a conversation.

What does a prison officer do?

You who choose to work as a prison officer will face a varied and challenging everyday life. A prison is a small community in the community where you are assigned a very special role. Today, all prisoners are given the opportunity to receive a personal follow-up from a prison officer. This is called the contact officer scheme and means that you have a special responsibility to guide and motivate the inmate so that the imprisonment stay is as meaningful, aware and rehabilitative as possible. Through daily contact and follow-up, you will form an important part of the inmate's everyday life both as a conversation partner, role model and supervisor.

As a prison officer, you will meet people who challenge, provoke, touch and engage you. Some have committed serious criminal acts. Others struggle with mental disorders, behavioral difficulties or adjustment problems. In any case, their behavior will shape your everyday life.

The working day will be characterized by security thinking and setting boundaries, by shift tasks, visitations and conflict resolution. You must be able to cope with crisis situations and physical risk, threats and verbal behavior - sometimes from the same people you otherwise participate in leisure activities with.

Working in prison is about care and control, closeness and power, openness and boundaries. But most of all, it's about being a fellow human being. It is the prisoner who will be in focus - we will help to get the prisoner to take responsibility for his own life.

What does it take to become a prison officer?

To be admitted as an aspirant, the applicant is required to:

  • have general study competence, or have other relevant education and / or experience from human-related occupations, in addition to the subjects Norwegian, English, social studies corresponding to general study competence. has the necessary maturity and personal suitability for service in the penitentiary.
  • has completed military service or can document exemptions. The requirement applies to men.
  • has at least one year of practice from working life.
  • is 20 years or older in the year of admission.
  • consists of a physical function test that includes a strength exercise and an endurance test.
  • has good health and impeccable character. Health certificate and exhaustive police certificate must first be submitted with a commitment to admission.
  • has a driver's license for a car.

Click here (in Danish) to come to The Prison and Probation Service's Education Center