Social Work Students
What about placements in the voluntary sector?
Some students aren't sure about taking on a placement within the voluntary sector, but this kind of experience can be really useful in developing your skills, your knowledge, and your confidence. It also gives you an opportunity to work outside of a local authority setting, and gain a clearer understanding of the types of work undertaken by voluntary organisations, the challenges they face, and the value of what they do within their communities. We asked three students to tell us about their experience of placements within voluntary organisations, and you can listen to them talk about this here.
- What are the different routes into social work?
- How long will it take me to qualify?
- What types of roles could I undertake as a qualified social worker?
- What courses do the Partnership’s three universities offer?
- When will I go on my first placement?
- Will I have a choice about where I do my placements?
- Who will support me whilst I’m on placement?
- How can I prepare for a placement?
- How long will my placements last?
- What about placements in the voluntary sector?
- What contact will I have with the University whilst on placement?
- What about travel costs and expenses?
- Which local employers offer an ASYE programme?
- Where can I find out about ASYE programmes?
- What are the average rates of pay for a newly qualified social worker?
- What else should I think about when picking a prospective employer?
- Where can I get help with job applications and preparing for interviews?
- Where can I go to find out about jobs?