Talented new graduates or graduates thinking of changing career and becoming a children's social worker are being encouraged to take advantage of a unique programme supported by the City of Wolverhampton Council.

The council has partnered with Frontline to offer placements to participants who will undertake a Masters in social work whilst spending 2 years learning on the job within one of the country's most challenging and rewarding professions.

Although places on this year's intake have already been snapped up, would be participants can find out about 2019's programme at a special event taking place later this month.

Frontline is hosting a Career Changer Information Evening in Birmingham on Thursday 23 August, designed to give people the chance to learn more about the programme and what the role of a social worker entails. Attendees will be able to use this event to begin preparations for the highly competitive application process, which begins in September.

For more information, please visit Type=links;Linkid=10853;Title=Frontline - Events;Target=_blank; or contact Rob Quarton on 07917 326932 or via rob.quarton@thefrontline.org.uk.

The first of Wolverhampton's Frontline cohorts - Megan Rimmer, Natalia Rawlings, Satvir Panesar and Robert Whatton - were placed in a social work team within the City of Wolverhampton Council last September and have now successfully completed their first year. A second Frontline cohort is also due to join the council next month.

Councillor Paul Sweet, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: "We are very pleased to be continuing our partnership with Frontline on this important programme, which has pioneered a new approach to bringing talented individuals into the social work profession.

"Megan, Natalia, Satvir and Robert have brought a tremendous energy to their roles since joining us in 2017, and we're looking forward to welcoming our second Frontline cohort in a few weeks' time.

"I would encourage any talented graduates who have ever thought about a career in children's social work to seriously consider the Frontline programme, and come along to the information event in Birmingham on 23 August to find out more."

Frontline candidates must have grade C or above in Maths and English and either a First or 2:1 in any undergraduate degree, except for social work. To find out more, please visit Type=links;Linkid=9796;Title=Frontline;Target=_blank;.

  • released: Tuesday 7 August, 2018