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“People are often at their lowest when we see them in prison. As probation officers, we can help by giving them the tools to change.”

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Probation officers don’t only work in the community – they also play a key role in courts and prisons. Adam tells us how his Professional Qualification in Probation (PQiP) training led to him working at HMP Lincoln, and what his …

"I helped a service user escape a situation of modern-day slavery": Harvey's experiences as a probation officer

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Probation officer at desk

Harvey Clarke, a probation officer based in Coventry, spoke to us about his experience on the probation officer trainee programme (PQiP), the best bits of his role and what it’s been like working during the pandemic. What was your route …

National Apprenticeship Week 2021: our new professional Custody and Detention Apprenticeship

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Anyone who is employed to become a prison officer in England will soon work towards a Level 3 Custody and Detention Apprenticeship qualification to develop specialist skills that will assist them in their role.

National Apprenticeship Week 2019: celebrating our apprentices in the prison service

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Blaze A Trail National Apprenticeship Week 4 to 8 March 2019

It’s National Apprenticeship Week 2019 and to celebrate we’ve spoken to Officer Dyble who has just completed a Level 3 Custody and Detention apprenticeship offered by HMPPS - read about her prison officer journey.

Following the future leaders of the prison service - part 2

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From left to right, photographs of Bettina Marshall, Sean Williams, Helen Raine

In Part 2 of our HMPPS Senior Leadership Scheme blog post series, we hear from 3 candidates who are now going through their Head of Department placements. Read about their experiences so far in their 3-year journey towards becoming future leaders of HMPPS.

Celebrating Black History Month: why we need more diverse prison officers

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It’s Black History Month 2018 and to celebrate, Fiona - a Band 8 governor at HMP The Mount - talks about why it’s so important to have more staff from black and ethnic minority backgrounds working in the prison service.