Student Placements

Each year we support a small number of social work students to complete their practice placements within our organisation.  We are dedicated to providing students with a varied and diverse placement.

We offer:

  • varied placements with a range of different client groups.
  • work that will help you meet your key roles and which fits in well with course requirements.
  • the opportunity to carry out statutory advocacy work as well creative opportunities.

During your placement you will be assigned a Practice Educator, who will support you during your training and assess your practice throughout the placement. Practice Educators are Social Workers trained in the teaching and assessment of students on practice placements. Their role is to support and enable students to integrate theory and knowledge from university into practice. Some placements will have a Practice Educator who is on-site at the agency. Others will have a Practice Educator that will be off-site and meet with you on a regular basis, and you will be supported on a day-to-day basis by an On-site Supervisor. The On-site Supervisor will support you with day-to-day issues and ensure that you have sufficient learning opportunities within the placement. On placement, your capability will be assessed according to the Professional Capabilities Framework. You will also need to demonstrate that you are operating according to the HCPC Guidance on Conduct and Ethics for Students.

Contact us for more information on these exciting opportunities.