Ever wondered what a typical day looks like for a probation officer? The role can be challenging yet exciting. We asked Sam Gildersleeve what a day in his shoes looks like. Morning routine After an all-important cup of coffee, Sam’s …
Probation gave Alison the support she needed to break the cycle of reoffending. She now works in the Probation Service, helping offenders turn their life around. Read her inspiring, personal story.
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 …
Jenny talks about the skills she’s learning as a new Probation Officer during the coronavirus pandemic.
Youth Justice Worker Alex, from Feltham Young Offender Institution, shares how he and his team are supporting those in their care during the coronavirus pandemic.
At the end of March 2020, Sally responded to the Covid-19 staff call up and moved from a professional services team based at HMPPS HQ to return to a Male Category C establishment where she had previously worked ten years ago.
Being a prison officer involves a great deal of skill, specialist training and professionalism. In 2021, anyone successfully applying to become a prison officer in England will work towards a level 3 Custody and Detention Professional Apprenticeship qualification as they train.
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.
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.
Prison officer John Matthews appeared on Channel 4's documentary ‘Prison’. In this blog post he writes about his behind-the-scenes experiences of filming and what it’s really like being a prison officer.