Safeguarding children and supporting vulnerable families is our top priority and we need the best people to help us make that happen!
If you have recently graduated with a degree in Social Care, our Social Work Academy could be for you.
We recognise that the transition from a university environment to becoming a practicing Children’s Social Worker can sometimes be stressful and we want to support, develop, and mentor you through this first year of your career.
Find out more about our Social Work Academy
Rewards and benefits
Our Social Work Academy will give you the time and space you need to build your skills and experience through our intensive training and support programme. The reduced caseloads, hands-on learning, and extensive training, together with strong support and mentoring provides you a smooth transition into the world of children’s social work.
We are committed to training and developing our social care workforce, and our Social Work Academy is right at the heart of this. The reduced caseloads, hands-on learning, high levels of support and mentoring, together with extensive training and qualification opportunities, provide the foundation for a long and rewarding career.
With a salary of up to £31,977 and a clearly defined career pathway, the Social Work Academy is a fantastic introduction to your social work career at Northamptonshire County Council.
What our staff say
“The academy is helping me to start my career in the best possible way. We join with a little bit of experience from our degree and the programme enables us to grow and develop with practical support in order to be effective social workers for the benefit of families across Northamptonshire.”
Danielle Henley, Newly Qualified Social Worker, Northamptonshire County Council Social Work Academy