WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
BE THE DIFFERENCE
We all rely on others for help and support sometimes. For the most vulnerable, receiving this support can make a significant difference to the direction their lives take. As a social worker on the Frontline programme, that difference could be you.
EARN AS YOU LEARN
You will earn while you study for a fully funded postgraduate diploma and master’s degree.
In year 1 you will receive a tax and NI exempt bursary of £18,000 or £20,000 in London. This is equivalent to a salary of £21,000 or £24,000.
As a newly qualified social worker in year 2, you will earn a salary between £25k and £34k depending on local authority and location.
HIGH LEVELS OF SUPPORT
In the first year of the programme, you’ll work on real life cases in small groups, led by an experienced social worker. Working as a team, you will help each other to develop and succeed, with additional support from your practice tutor.
During your second year, you’ll receive continued support from your practice tutor and local authority, along with professional coaching to develop your leadership skills.
QUALIFY AS A PROFESSIONAL
You will qualify as a social worker after your first year and register with the regulator Social Work England.
WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH A VARIETY OF AGENCIES
You’ll work with and advise a wide range of professionals in health, education, the criminal justice system and beyond to bring about positive change in the lives of vulnerable children and families.
JOIN THE FELLOWSHIP
As part of the Fellowship, you will be connected to and supported by like-minded individuals across the country. Fellows come together to share their knowledge, hone their leadership styles, develop innovative projects for the benefit of vulnerable children and families and much more.
For those of us who have never experienced social work first hand, it can be difficult to imagine what a social worker does. Read our participant’s stories to find out more about the role and learn about the difference you could make on the Frontline programme.
- You never know what aspect of yourself families will respond to. Diversity gives us the opportunity to learn more about people and to share this understanding with our colleagues.
- When I started the Frontline programme, I had no idea how varied the job of a field social worker was and how many different ‘hats’ social workers need to wear.
- I’m proud of being a social worker and I talk about my job a lot. It’s a fascinating role and people are often surprised by what I do on a day to day basis.
- Sometimes social work is about hard-fought but small successes, which although small can be really rewarding when they represent a shift in a family’s thinking or behaviour.
IS SOCIAL WORK THE RIGHT CAREER FOR YOU?
Take our self-selection quiz to learn about the role and find out if the Frontline programme is the right fit for you.
In order to apply for the programme you will need to meet our eligibility requirements.
Take a look at our brochure and recruitment policy if you’re looking for a summary of everything you need to know.
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