Talented graduates wanted for a life-changing career in child and family social work

3 April 2017

Cheshire West and Chester Council is encouraging graduates to apply to a fast-track programme and become the next generation of child and family social workers in the borough. 

Applications are now open for Step Up to Social Work, a 14-month government programme led by the Department for Education, which combines real-world experience in a local authority social work team with high-quality university training.

Successful candidates will be awarded a post-graduate diploma in social work when they graduate, allowing them to register and practice as a social worker.  

Emma Taylor, Director of Children’s Social Care, Cheshire West and Chester Council, said: “Programmes like this one are attracting talented graduates each year who could make a real difference to the lives of our children and families, which is why we continue to support and invest in the drive.  

“Whether you are a recent graduate or someone whose student days are behind you, this is a fantastic opportunity to begin a meaningful career and help children to get the best possible start in life. 

“We wish all our trainees the best of luck and look forward to meeting our next generation of social workers.”

Candidates are eligible to apply if they have a 2:1 degree, or a 2:2 plus a higher degree, which can include a master’s degree or a Postgraduate Certificate in Education, in a discipline other than social work. They should also have the equivalent of a GCSE Grade C in maths and English, and experience of working with children, young people or families.

Applications close Friday 5 May 2017. For more information on eligibility and to apply click here: 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/step-up-to-social-work-information-for-applicants

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