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Making an impact: the graduates who chose social care after university

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Graduate schemes in social care might be thin on the ground but they have the potential to be life changing for those that join them. 

Graduate and social care might not be obvious bedfellows but there is plenty to offer a new grad in the sector.Here are three roles which are open to graduates:

Children’s social worker

Joe Stone, a Durham University criminology graduate, joined Frontline’s new two-year leadership programme partly because of the rare opportunity it offers to work straight away and be paid to train. Graduates on the scheme are involved in life-changing child protection work in Greater Manchester and Greater London, following a five-week residential course. The programme also leads to a master’s qualification and qualified social worker status.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with other participants on the programme, getting to hear about lots of different cases and working as a team to find out how to progress things with families in the most effective way,” Stone explains. He says the programme has helped him learn how to make the greatest impact on the families he is involved with.

In this article for Guardian Careers, Hazel Davis profiles Frontline’s leadership programme and two other routes into social care that are open to graduates.

Read the full article here.

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