On the Frontline children's social worker programme, you’ll get three years of paid training and support. You’ll learn life-changing skills while working in a local council social work team, putting theory into practice. You’ll qualify as a social worker and complete a fully-funded master’s degree. With the support of experienced social workers and your peers, you’ll learn how to work with families to protect vulnerable children.

£18-20k tax-free bursary in year one. Up to £34k salary from year two.

We won’t lie; it’s a challenging profession. You’ll help families living in the toughest circumstances and struggling with a range of pressures. But it’s also one of the most rewarding careers. The programme is designed to give you the support you’ll need to thrive in the role, and the work you do will change lives for the better.

This is the work that makes a difference.

Wakefield are currently accepting applications for those interested in a career in social work.

You will need to meet the following criteria: 

  • Have at least a 2.2 (predicted or obtained) in an undergraduate honours degree (or international equivalent) 

  • Have obtained GCSE English Language at Grade C/4 or above (or approved equivalent qualification) 

  • Possess the right to work and study in the UK (including access to public funds) for the duration of the programme (until September 2027) 

  • Be resident in England by the time the programme commences 

  • Not be a qualified social worker 

Applications are closing on the 8 December. With spaces filling fast, some popular locations have already closed. Apply now to give yourself the best chance of securing your place.

For more information and to apply, please visit Wakefield's Vacancy page.