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Social Work Apprentice (Children)

  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001354
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 16:32 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 16:32 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £35,577 - £36,567
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Enfield

Are you ready to take your first step towards a career in Social Work?  Are you dedicated and have a passion to improve the lives of children in Enfield?

We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to join us as Social Work Apprentices in our Children & Families teams in Enfield, starting Tuesday 3rd September 2024.  Salary £35,577 to £36,567

We are offering a fantastic opportunity to achieve an undergraduate degree in Social Work, whilst gaining ‘on the job’ experience to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to become a qualified Social Worker.

We encourage our Enfield Residents to apply for this fantastic opportunity to give back to the borough they call home.

The apprenticeship course is run by the University of Kent. More details can be found here.

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 supported to apply for a Newly Qualified Social Worker role at Enfield Council.  


- Evidence of suitable academic ability i.e., GCSE Maths and English (Grade A-C or 9-4) or equivalent.
- 120 UCAS points (or equivalent). If you do not have this, you will be required to complete a 1000-word assignment within the University of Kent application form.
- Direct and varied work experience within children and families and have the potential to take on the challenges and responsibility of a qualified Social Worker;
- Keen to learn and motivated to succeed;
- Willing to provide excellent service to Enfield residents.

An Enfield Social Work apprenticeship information session will be held virtually on MS Teams – Thursday 23rd May 2024 at 5pm – 6.30pm. If you are interested to join the session, please email  centreofexcellence@enfield.gov.uk. If you would like to know more about the apprenticeship, please contact principal social worker Peter Turton on 0208 1323100 or email ChildrensPSW@enfield.gov.uk

Additional Information

- Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidate’s subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
- This apprenticeship is full time (36 hours), on a 3-year fixed term contract.
- Applicants must be able to start on 3rd September 2024

How to apply for the apprenticeship:

- Download the University of Kent application form at the end of this advert page, do not return this to Kent University.

- Complete the application form offline. When completing the personal statements please consider both the Person Specification and Professional Capability Framework. For further information on the framework, please visit: BASW PCF - Point of entry to training.
- Once you have completed the University of Kent application form, and have available copies of your qualification certificates and CV in word or PDF format, click on the Apply Now button at the end of this advert were you will be asked to:  
- Upload your completed University of Kent application form
- Upload your CV
- Upload copies of your qualification certificates

Please note that copies of original certificates must be submitted with your application, or you will not meet the shortlisting requirement and cannot be considered for this opportunity. Please note you must upload copies of your certificates in either Word or PDF format.  If you do not know where your certificates are, you should urgently contact your original education provider.  Originals will need to be seen in person prior to interview on a date to be confirmed.

Deadline for applications: 27th May 2024. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications have been received. Therefore, we advise that you complete fully and submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Cinzia Percival on 0208 1320346 cinzia.percival@enfield.gov.uk or Andrea Walkerdine on 0208 132 1022 or andrea.walkerdine@enfield.gov.uk

What happens next:
Applicants who are shortlisted will then progress through 3 stages:

Stage 1
Online test - you will be sent a link to complete a 45 min written online test to be completed within one week from 13th June 2024.  If successful, you will be invited to complete stage 2.

Stage 2
Assessment & Interviews to be held in person at Thomas Hardy House, Enfield on 3rd July 2024. Subject to meeting the criteria the shortlisted candidates will move onto stage 3:

Stage 3
Complete Skills Scan - Applicants who are shortlisted will need to complete a Skills Scan Document to be returned by Tuesday 11th July 2024.

Enfield’s Social Care Centre of Excellence confirms our commitment to creating and maintaining an environment for new and existing staff to be the best and deliver high quality social work to our most vulnerable children and young people. It brings our recruitment, professional development and support into the one portal for social care staff to see what we have to offer and how we are supporting them to continue to learn and develop on a professional basis. For more information please visit https://new.enfield.gov.uk/centreofexcellence/about-us/

“This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment”.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:

- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 32 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- A blend of remote and office based working for most roles. 
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods. 
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
- 1 month paid sabbatical for Children’s Social Workers 

We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working.

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  • Employer: London Borough of Enfield
  • Reference: PEO-001354
  • Published: Thu 16/05/2024, 16:32 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 27/05/2024, 16:32 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £35,577 - £36,567
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Enfield

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