Children's Social Work Apprenticeship (Ref.4580)
- Multiple Terms
- £22,369 - £24,496 per annum pro rata
Social Work Apprenticeship – Fixed term, until April 2027
Full Time, 37 Hours Per Week
Or, Part Time, 30 Hours Per Week
Are you interested in starting a career as a Social Worker? Are you dedicated and have a passion to improve the lives of children and families in Devon? Then we have an excellent opportunity for you!
We are looking for 5 enthusiastic individuals to join us as Social Work Apprentices in our Childrens & Families and Initial Response Teams across Devon. Study modules will begin in October 2023 with the date to be confirmed. Successful candidates will start their journey with Devon County Council from mid to late September.
This is a fantastic opportunity to achieve a degree in Social Work whilst gaining ‘on the job’ experience to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified Social Worker. You will have the opportunity to access a wide range of learning opportunities within the programme.
We are looking for applicants who:
- Can evidence suitable academic ability i.e., GCSE Maths and English (Grade A-C or 9-4) or equivalent. Please note, to enrol onto the programme you must provide certificates to evidence these qualifications at interview stage.
- Have direct and varied work experience with children and families and have the potential to take on the challenges and responsibility of a qualified Social Worker.
- Are keen to learn and motivated to succeed.
- Are willing to provide excellent service to childrens and families in Devon.
After successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work (England), which will enable you to apply for registration as a Social Worker with the regulatory body, Social Work England. Thereafter you will be supported to apply for progression to a Newly Qualified Social Worker role.
The apprenticeship course is run by the Open University. Please view the Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship Candidate Briefing which provides you with an overview of the programme to enable you to make an informed decision on whether this is the right programme for you.
If you have the ambition, drive, and qualities we are looking for, then please apply for our Social Work Apprenticeship Programme today!
How to apply
To apply for the Social Work Apprentice position, please click on the 'Apply Online' button at the bottom of the page and complete your application today!
Please consider both the Person Specification and Professional Capability Framework, which requires prospective candidates to demonstrate awareness of social context for social work practice, awareness of self, ability to develop rapport and potential to develop relevant knowledge, skills, and values through professional training.
For further information on the framework, please visit: BASW PCF - Point of entry to training
If you are selected for interview, you will be required to complete a further supporting statement for the Open University.
Closing date for applications: 23/04/2023
Shortlisted candidates will need to attend a virtual assessment centre 18/05/2023 for the initial group exercise and written test.
Interviews will be held from 19/05/2023 to 24/05/2023
A Social Work Degree Apprenticeship briefing will be held virtually on Microsoft Teams on 11/04/2023 from 13h00 to 14h30.
A representative from the Open University will provide guidance on the interview process and programme.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a link to the briefing.
For an informal discussion about this opportunity, please email email@example.com
For more information on working with us here in Devon, please visit ‘Working for Devon’ and Work for Children's Social Care Team | Devon County Council
Click HERE to hear from our workforce about working for us and why you should join our Children’s Services. #TogetherWeCan
Please see our attached Frequently Asked Questions which may be useful.
- OrganisationDevon County Council
- Work LocationDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupSocial Care & HealthApprenticeships/Training Programmes/Work Experience
- Salary Details
£22,369 - £24,496 per annum pro rata
- Job TermFixed
- Appointment TypeFull TimePart TimeTraining / apprenticeship
Up to 37 Hours Per Week
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required