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CWDC launches graduate social work recruitment scheme

Published: Thursday, 16 July 2009   Category: Public sector

Graduate job hunters interested in social work may be pleased to know that the Children's Workforce Development Council (CWDC) is looking to recruit more university leavers.

Launching in September, the Newly Qualified Social Worker campaign aims to provide 200 graduates with £15,000 to undertake further training in the field to improve talent in the sector.

The training will help give those hoping to land a graduate job in social work a more adequate induction into the profession, while lucky university leavers who have found employment in the sector can sign up to the Advanced Social Work Professional Status course.

Part of a range of other initiatives to improve services in the social work sector, the CWDC is to launch the campaign nationwide, allowing all graduates to receive the help they need finding a job, according to Children and Young People Now.

The Local Government Chronicle recently reported that the CWDC found a gap between graduate skills and employer's expectations in an ongoing inquiry into the quality of training received by social work students.


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