Social workers sought across North Somerset

PUBLISHED: 16:30 07 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:31 07 February 2019

Social workers are needed across North Somerset. Picture: iStockphoto

Social workers are needed across North Somerset. Picture: iStockphoto


Aspiring social workers will soon be able to benefit from a training initiative backed by North Somerset Council.

The Step Up to Social Work programme enables people to qualify as social workers on a fast-track course, providing they have at least a 2:1 degree in a non-social work subject.

Students will receive a bursary of £19,833 while training.

The programme runs every two years and the next round of applications must be submitted before March 18.

Cllr Jan Barber said: “This is a fantastic opportunity for graduates who have a passion for protecting and working with children who want to develop their skills and knowledge and be an advocate for young people.

“This year we’re looking to recruit six students – our most ever – and I’d urge anyone who wants to make a real difference to people’s lives to apply.”

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