Career Advice

What is an advanced practitioner?

If you’re a social worker looking to climb the career ladder, then this one’s for you! Carry on reading for expert insight into becoming an advanced practitioner, including desired skills, routes to entry and role requirements.  What is an advanced practitioner?  As an advanced practitioner in the social work sector, you will typically specialise in […]

Applications from overseas social workers sees increase of 175% amidst staffing crisis

The number of applicants from overseas applying for social work roles in the UK has increased by almost threefold, says Social Work England.  Data from its State of the nation 2023 report revealed that 1,684 candidates applied from abroad between 2021 to 2022 alone – representing a 175% year-on-year increase.  Over half of these applications […]

How to succeed in social care

The start of a new year is always a good time to re-evaluate and reflect on your career, with a particular focus on what is going well, and where there is room for improvement.  So for all our well-versed social workers, here’s a quick recap of best practices – for our new social workers, here’s […]