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Step up to social work with Plymouth City Council

Graduates and people looking for a career change are being invited to ‘Step Up to Social Work’ and join Plymouth City Council’s Children’s Services team.


Step Up To Social Work is a 14-month, full-time, highly-rewarding training programme for talented graduates and career changers to become the next generation of child and family social workers.


It is designed for people who want to become a social worker but do not have a degree in social work.

Successful applicants train through a combination of academic study and hands on social work experience in a local authority, receiving support with training costs and a bursary of £19,833 over the duration of the programme. Applications are open now.


Applicants eligible for the programme, which includes financial support alongside training, will be individuals with experience of working with vulnerable children, young people, families or adults, and who can demonstrate emotional resilience and potential for success.


Step Up To Social Work aims to attract applicants from a diverse range of backgrounds, resulting in a workforce that represents the society that we serve.


Students can expect to start the programme in January 2024, completing their training in March 2025.


If you would like to find out more, please click here.

To apply, please click here




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