Apprentice Social Worker - Children & Families Service (current and future opportunities)
North Yorkshire
up to £30,151 per annum pro rata
25th Sep, 2023
Job description

Apprentice Social Worker - Children & Families Service (current and future opportunities)

Salary: From £27,344 up to £30,151 per annum pro rata

Closing: 24th September 2023


Here at North Yorkshire Council, we are extremely proud of the work our Children’s Services do, having been rated as Outstanding across all areas by Ofsted. We are now pleased to be offering the opportunity to join our highly acclaimed service and help us continue to offer an excellent provision.


The opportunity is for current and future roles we have for apprentice Social Worker Roles.


A great opportunity to join our excellent organisation. We are always seeking talented individuals who have the skills required to undertake a social work apprenticeship with us and make a real difference to the lives of children and families across North Yorkshire.


We are seeking to grow teams across the county, on your application please state from the below list is the area you are interested in;


Northallerton: Central Child Permanence and Family reunification team

Richmond: Richmondshire Family Assessment and Support team

Skipton: Craven Family Assessment and Support team

Harrogate: West Family Assessment and Support team

Selby: Selby Family Assessment and Support team


Join us as a ‘child and family worker’.  You will undertake a three-year social work degree (as an Apprentice Social Worker) having investing in your training we expect you to remain employed in North Yorkshire for two years once qualifying where you will be supported to complete you ASYE.



What do you need?


Are you currently working with children and families and think you might want to become a social worker?


  •  Experience of direct work with children and their families. You must be able to evidence that you have developed relevant social work values, knowledge and skills (as these will be assessed at all stages of the recruitment and selection process). Click here for more details.

  •  You must have the minimum academic requirement. Which is Maths and English Language at GCSE grade C (or equivalent).

  •  A full driver’s licence (with use of a car) and the ability to travel around the area you will be working in visiting children and their families.

  •  You will need an enhanced DBS dated within one year prior to starting the programme.


What will you get from us?


  •  Successful applicants will be given an opportunity to complete a BA (Honours) Social Work Degree (via the Open University) whilst you work and learn.

  •  £27,344 - £30,151 per annum pro rata.

  •  Great support from our social work professional learning team alongside the team you are placed in.

  •  Experienced practice educators and opportunities across a range of teams.

  •  A solid understanding of the social work role and social work practice within North Yorkshire and a permanent job once you qualify.

  •  Extensive training opportunities to build your skills and knowledge.




For an informal discussion about the role or to find out more please contact:


Emma Morgan - Social work Professional Learning and development team leader on or Greta Hofman - Social work Professional Learning and Development Officer on,  Samantha Clayton - Head of Effective Practice on


Key Dates


Close date: 24th September 2023

Pre-Interviews phone call: 2nd October 2023


We are offering an information session for you to learn more (with the Open University) on 21st September 2023. This will be through MS Teams. there will be a lunchtime and an evening session.  If you would like to join this session please contact Greta Hofman at to register your interest.


If you are successful and reach the next stage, you will receive a pre interview phone call the week commencing 2nd October 2023 to explore your application form.


If you are successful, we will then invite you to attend an interview on 24th October 2023 you must be available for this date. The location will be at County Hall, Racecourse Lane, Northallerton. DL7 8AD. How to get to County Hall in Yorkshire by Bus or Train? (


To Apply


Please follow the link below to complete an application form. In the supporting evidence please can you let us know why you want to be a qualified social worker, and about your experience working with children and families

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