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Inmate’s name: Antonio Cortes
Job title: Building Maintainance Operative
Department: Building Services – HMP Bellfield
Date of engagement: 20/07/2017
Manager: Dave Smith
Date of meeting: 20/10/2017

Current performance

Objective/competence 1:


Knowing how to use a soldering iron.

Objective/competence 2:

Using equipment without supervision.

Objective/competence 3:

Completing a given task without attempting to escape from prison.

Development summary:


Antonio is very quick to start a job and his enthusiasm has been noticed by not just myself, but also most of the prisoners who are incarcerated at HMP Bellfield who I’m told, have all requested to be transfered to the cell he has been working on.


Development and training


Antonio could do with some additional training in learning that the job isn’t just about welding, but also welding whilst not trapping your ladder behind the bars of a prison cell window – particularly when the cell you’re working on has been subject to three escape attempts in the last month (see picture attached).

Career planning


Antonio has also expressed a wish to work in the prison’s key cutting department and it is something we may consider given his excellent conduct so far.

Other areas of discussion


Antonio has been told that he is not allowed to keep his thermic lance or digging equipment in his cell overnight as this is in contravention of the regulations.

Assessment Level

This is based on performance over the year against objectives achieved

Outstanding performance


Knowing how to use welding equipment.

Less than standard performance with development needs


Lending his thermic lance to other prisoners with a history of escape attempts.

Unsatisfactory performance

Not being caught trying to escape from his cell on three separate occasions since he got a job with the building services team.
Inmate’s signature: signature 1 - The W1nners' Club
Appraiser’s signature: Signature - The W1nners' Club
Date: 20/10/2017
One copy of this completed form will be kept by the appraiser, one by the appraisee and one in the inmate’s personnel file.


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