THIS SCHEME IS NOW CLOSED FOR 2017 ENTRY AND NO FURTHER APPLICATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED.
THIS SCHEME WILL BE ADVERTISED AGAIN IN APRIL, FOR 2018 ENTRY.
Graduate Opportunities in Social Work
Full time, temporary
Exciting Opportunities for graduates to train for a career in Social Work
- Are you a graduate or expecting to graduate, with a good degree and interested in training for a career in social work?
- Excited by the thought of professional education at MA level in a top-rated University Department?
- Do you have some experience of working in a helping role but need to add to it before training?
Then apply for a place on the Graduate Trainee Scheme organised by the University of East Anglia in conjunction with Suffolk County Council's Children and Young People's service.
Successful applicants must have a 2:1 degree completed in the last six years (2:2 grade may be considered if experience is substantial and relevant). You will be offered a paid pre-qualified graduate trainee post with the county council for up to 12 months. Subject to satisfactory performance in this work, you will be offered a place on UEA's MA Social Work programme in September 2018.
Whilst studying at UEA, successful candidates can apply for an NHS Bursary to help meet part of the cost of fees and living expenses. Although we cannot guarantee that all trainees will receive a Bursary we anticipate that most or all of those applying will be successful. Suffolk sponsored applicants are particularly well placed due to good practice knowledge and experience - which is one of the key criteria. In addition to Suffolk County Council will provide a retainer each year of the MA at £6,200 with signed agreement that applicants return to work in a frontline children's social care team for 2 years on completion of the course and successful job interview.
To discuss the programme contact Lorraine Willoughby, SCC Workforce Development, on (01473) 260464.
Applications deadline: 5pm Thursday 25 May 2017
Interview date: 22/23 June 2017
How to Apply
Please read the instructions below carefully then complete and return the application forms. Please note your application will not be considered without a full compliment of forms. We do not issue confirmation of receipt of application forms.
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