The University of Suffolk is delighted to share success stories from our current apprentice cohorts such as the Apprentice Social Worker Programme.
In September 2019, the first cohort of Apprentice Social Workers (ASWs) embarked on a 3-year journey towards their goal of becoming fully qualified social workers.
Employed at grade 4, the programme has enabled the ASWs to keep earning whilst learning and have their university course fees paid through our Suffolk County Council apprenticeship levy fund. The programme is designed to enable ASWs to gain experiences across ACS and CYP working with a range of children, young people, families and adults throughout 3 different 12-month rotations. Throughout the programme the ASWs will spend 80% of their time learning on the job and 20% away from work studying and attending university.
"I am loving the apprenticeship! ..... I have learnt so much in just one small month. My placement is going well and I absolutely love the tutors the course and the content. This is strongly aided by how close we are as an apprenticeship team.”
Amy Clark, Apprenticeship Social Worker, Fostering and Adoption, Permanence Support Team (South)