Step Up to Social Work - Working for Essex
Salary: Bursary available of £19,833
Closing date: 03 Apr 2023
Location: Countywide
Hours: Full-time
Req ID: 11772
Role: Social Care
About the role

Step Up to Social Work

Fixed Term, Full Time

Bursary available of £19,833

Location: Countywide

Closing Date: The application window closes at noon on Monday 3rd April 2023.

Are you interested in qualifying as a Social Worker?

Applications are open for cohort 8 of the Step Up to Social Work course.

What is Step up to Social Work?

This is a 14-month post graduate, full time qualifying programme aimed at recruiting people to work with children, young people and families.

This is fully funded by the Department of Education, and you will receive a bursary of £19,833.

The following local authorities will run the course in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University from the Cambridge campus;

  • Cambridgeshire County Council
  • Essex County Council
  • Norfolk County Council
  • Peterborough City Council
  • Southend-On-Sea City Council
  • Suffolk County Council
  • Thurrock Council

The course starts in January 2024 and finishes in March 2025.

Application and Entry requirements

Application is not through the usual university route. You will need to apply using the Department for Education website:

Applications can be made via this link (please do not apply on the Essex County Council website)

  • You will need a minimum of 2:2 level 6 degree qualification
  • GCSE’s in English/English language and mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above (or an approved equivalent)
  • 6 months full time (or equivalent) direct experience, either in a paid or voluntary capacity, of working with vulnerable children, young people and/or families, carers or vulnerable adults

Further information session

If you would like to hear more about the course and meet some of the current students, you can join us for a virtual information session on;

Thursday 16th March 2023 at 6pm-7pm

Email with your full name and the local authority you are intending to apply for. You will be sent a Teams invite following your registration.

Essex County Council is proud to have been part of this programme in the region for many years. Our programme is highly respected, and our candidates consistently feedback that they have had very positive experiences. We are excited to commence a new journey with the next generation of social workers in Essex and across the region.