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Step Up to Social Work (Trainee Scheme)

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

Step Up to Social Work and be the difference!


Applications for Step Up to Social Work cohort 6 (January 2020 intake)

Your chance to make a difference in the Surrey & South London Regional Partnership

LB Bromley (lead borough), LB Bexley, LB Merton, LB Wandsworth, LB Croydon and Surrey CC


Social work is a challenging but rewarding career through which you can make a real difference for children and families. You will need to build relationships with families facing difficult times, show a lot of patience and be a good listener. You’ll also need good observational skills, analytical thinking and sound judgement to make the right decisions and protect children. Social work regularly tests resilience, stamina, and resolve - all of which you will need to succeed. But social work can be life changing for those you support and help. 


Through our successful Step Up to Social Work training programme you’ll get intensive, hands-on experience of working in a real-life social work role. On completion, you will obtain a Postgraduate Diploma in Social Work, allowing you to register and practice as a social worker. We can train you in 14 months, with all your course fees paid, and you’ll also receive a bursary for the duration of the course.  

We’re looking for strong graduates who have experience of working with children, young people and families and who can demonstrate their maturity and emotional resilience.


Do you have what it takes? If so, the Surrey & South London Regional Partnership are keen to hear from you!

You are eligible if you can demonstrate you already have:

  • A minimum 2:1 level 6-degree qualification - for example, a degree with honours
  • Or, a minimum 2:2 honours degree plus a higher degree (level 7 or above)


  • Grade C or above GSCE in English/ English Language and Maths (or approved equivalent)
  • Have experience of voluntary or paid work with children, young people or families

We have put together a Frequently Asked Questions document, this should provide answers to all your queries.

  • View the FAQ document here

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If you do not find the answer to your specific question in the Frequently Asked Questions, please email: StepUp@capitaras.co.uk or you can contact the Helpline (Opening hours are Monday to Friday 08:30 - 17:30) Tel: 03300 412 352 

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