Social workers sought across North Somerset
PUBLISHED: 16:30 07 February 2019 | UPDATED: 16:31 07 February 2019
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.”
For more details, visit www.gov.uk/guidance/step-up-to-social-work-information-for-applicants