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"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 …

More than just a kitchen - changing lives through food

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Catering managers work to not only make a difference to people in custody but also to the wider community. They’re fully qualified, professional chefs who pass on their expertise to serving prisoners in the kitchen teaching them valuable skills. Find out more from Andy, a catering manager at HMP Feltham.

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.