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Social Worker (Degree) Apprentice

Norfolk County Council
County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH
£25,419.00 annually
Closing date
23 May 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Working alongside experienced social workers, contribute to a variety of assessments and interventions, which require analysis, planning and review.
  • Under supervision, attend and contribute to multi agency decision making forums including meetings and panels.
  • Under the guidance of a social worker, work with service users and their families with complex problems where statutory intervention is required.
  • Demonstrate the ability to critically reflect.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will be enrolled onto the Social Worker Level 6 integrated degree apprenticeship with the University of East Anglia. You will regularly attend teaching sessions, workshops, seminars and tutorials to develop your skills and knowledge working towards the BA (Hons) in Social Work. You will be supported throughout the programme by mentors in the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of the integrated degree apprenticeship you will be awarded a BA (Hons) in Social Work and guaranteed a post as a newly qualified social worker with Norfolk County Council.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Non judgemental, Professionalism, Values and Ethics, Diversity and Equality, Rights & Justice, Economic Wellbeing, Knowledge, Critical Reflection & Analysis, Skills and Interventions, Contexts and Organisations, Professional Leadership


GCSE or equivalent English or English Language (Grade 9 to 4 / A* to C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 to 4 / A* to C) Essential
A Level or equivalent 3 x A Levels (Grade Grade 4 / C or above) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to have at least two years direct experience of working with children and families or adults with care and support needs. As the posts will be based across the county in a range of locations, you will need a driving licence and use of a vehicle - or confirm that you'll be able to travel for work if you do not have a vehicle.
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