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What we’re looking for
You don’t need any particular experience to apply to the Frontline programme. Throughout the application process we will assess your ability by looking for our competencies.
Commitment to children and families
Working with people
- Effective communication
- Empathy and relationships
Leading with sound judgement
- Analysis and adaptability
In addition to these competencies, throughout the process we will be looking for evidence of your ability to manage your time effectively and your professional conduct. This includes your ability to quickly grasp complex tasks or concepts, and plan ahead to complete tasks on time. We will be looking for professionalism in your presentation, communication and in how you relate to others.
In addition to demonstrating our competencies throughout your application, you must meet the following criteria to join the Frontline programme.
- Have at least a 2.2 (predicted or obtained) in an undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent)
- Have obtained GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or above (or approved equivalent qualification – higher qualifications will not be accepted in lieu of GCSEs)
- Possess the right to work and study in the UK (including access to public funds) for the duration of the programme (until September 2027)
- Be resident in England by the time the programme commences
- Not be a qualified social worker
Diversity and inclusion
The Frontline programme, including elements like our practice hub model, draws its strength from diversity and difference. We are looking for people who can bring different perspectives and experiences to the programme and are committed to advocating for the diverse communities that social workers serve.
We are proud of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our Frontline programme cohorts and supporting applicants from underrepresented backgrounds.