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Social Work Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Employer: Birmingham Children's Trust
  • Reference: BCT/23/231064
  • Published: Thu 02/03/2023, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 24/03/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.5 hours per week
  • Salary: £23,194 - £29,439
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: 1 Lancaster Circus, Birmingham, Birmingham

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Social Work Apprenticeship Scheme

Are you interested in becoming a social worker?

3 year fixed term Social Work Apprentice Degree Programme

We are recruiting for our Social Work Apprenticeship scheme, and this could be just what you are looking for if you have experience of working with children and families and what to progress your career on to the next step.

This exciting opportunity will provide you with a great start in becoming a Qualified Social Worker for The Trust, learning on the job whilst earning a salary, incurring no student debt, and gaining a BA Hons Social Work degree at the end of it.

With a dedicated practice educator to support you whilst completing the course along with academic support from Coventry University, we will provide you with all the learning opportunities in a statutory Social Work environment to enrich your learning and development.

You will also benefit from group learning and reflective opportunities from our highly esteemed Practice Academy as well as have a permanent employed role on our fantastic ASYE programme upon successful completion of your apprentice degree.

We are looking for applicants who:

  • Can evidence suitable academic ability i.e., GCSE Maths and English (Grade A-C or 9-4) or equivalent i.e. functional skills Maths and English at level 2. Please note, to enrol onto the programme you must provide certificates to evidence these qualifications at interview stage.
  • Have 2 years or more direct and varied work experience within Childrens and families and have the potential to take on the challenges and responsibility of a qualified Social Worker.
  • Are keen to learn and motivated to succeed.
  • Are willing to provide excellent service to children and families open to Birmingham Childrens Trust

After successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social Work (England), which will enable you to apply for registration as a Social Worker with the regulatory body, Social Work England. Thereafter you will be provided with a role in our ASYE programme and ongoing career pathway opportunities.

If you have the ambition, drive, and qualities we are looking for, then please apply for our Social Work Apprenticeship Programme today!

How to apply

Please consider both the Person Specification and Professional Capability Framework, which requires prospective candidates to demonstrate awareness of social context for social work practice, awareness of self, ability to develop rapport and potential to develop relevant knowledge, skills, and values through professional training. For further information on the framework, please visit: BASW PCF - Point of entry to training.

Our process

Closing date for applications: 26th March 2023

The selection process will be in two parts, 1st Interviews will be held from Monday 3rd April – Thursday 6th April  2023 and if you are successful at this stage you will then progress to  interviews by Coventry university on the 25th May and 26th May  2023.

Apprentice programme will begin in September 2023.

For informal enquiries please contact Sirah Ali, Senior Practitioner in Education at

Please note that we reserve the right to close this advert early once we have reached the required numbers of applications, therefore to avoid disappointment please submit your application as early as possible.