On our three-year social work training programme you will qualify as a social worker, complete a master’s degree and earn while you train.
Tommy: making a real impact
Tommy, a former public policy professional, found himself at a crossroads in his career. He wanted a deeper connection with the people affected by the policies he helped shape. The desire to understand the daily challenges faced by disadvantaged communities led him to embark on a remarkable journey into the world of social work.
I’ve previously worked in public policy, but found that I felt very detached from the people the policies were being designed to help, and wanted to have more of an understanding about the challenges they faced on a day-to-day basis.
Social work was a way for me to be able to get closer to this and make a real impact.
I work with teenagers that are so bright, but because of their circumstances they’re using their intelligence to run successful drugs businesses in their local area. Given the chance, they 100% have the potential to go to top universities and be really successful. It’s not because of a lack of intelligence, but a lack of access and support. Through my training on the Frontline programme, I get to do something even more to try and tackle this.
Tommy completed the programme in 2020. He continues to work part time as a social worker, while also running a social enterprise and sitting as a councillor in Camden.