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Discover – What can I do with my degree?

The majority of Social Work graduates and post-graduates progress directly into careers in social care and support, working in the public and not for profit sectors. The practical experience of working with vulnerable clients and dealing with challenging situations that you have gained from your course is highly valued by social care employers. The many transferable skills developed on the programme mean that you could also choose to explore other careers that don’t relate as directly to your degree.

Develop – Developing skills and experience

If you already have some career ideas, the next step will be to develop your skills and gain some experience to build your confidence and increase your knowledge. You may want to consider volunteering, part-time work or undertaking a placement, which will look fantastic on your CV and increase your chances of gaining graduate employment after completing your degree. It’s also a great way to try out career paths to see what you enjoy and if it’s a good fit for you.

Compete – Getting ready to apply for work or postgraduate study

When you know what you want to do and you’re ready to apply, we have all the tools, tips and advice right here. You can also use this information to help you if you’re at an earlier stage of your career thinking and are applying for part-time work or work placements.

Complete this short online learning pathway to find out where to search online and get faster and more relevant job search results. Then search and apply for all opportunities on our vacancy portal.

Online learning pathway – Job Searching Find opportunities on our vacancy portal

Your go-to guide, including examples and templates to get you started.

CV and application advice Online learning pathway – Making applications Review your CV online using CareerSet

Get ahead of the competition by reading our top tips or follow our online self-led learning pathway.

Interview advice Online learning pathway – interviews and assessments

Practice using our online tools or book a mock interview with a Careers Adviser.

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How to decide if postgraduate study is right for you, what you should consider and how to apply.

Our top tips and advice Complete our online learning pathway – Postgraduate study

Live opportunities

Take a look at the latest part-time jobs, placements, volunteering opportunities and graduate vacancies that may be of interest to Social Work students. Select any of the following opportunities to find out more and apply, or search for other opportunities on our vacancy portal.

  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.Can you stand the heat? Then get into the kitchen as an RAF Apprentice Chef. As a chef in the RAF, you will have a varied role, preparing food at five-star themed banquets one day and cooking in the field the next. Once fully trained you will […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As an RAF Air & Ground Steward you will have fantastic opportunities to travel the world. In your first tour you will work as Cabin Crew on the Voyager aircraft and later as part of our Specialist Field catering Squadron or work alongside industry partners in Military […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.The RAF can't operate without supplies of fuel and equipment. As an RAF Supplier you will be a vital part of all RAF operations in the UK and worldwide. You will be responsible for the management of RAF assets; from storage to distribution, ensuring the right kit […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.Logistics Movers are responsible for the movement of troops and cargo according to RAF operational needs. You will operate IT systems, load and unload transport aircraft and accompany cargo all over the world. It is a varied trade with an array of responsibilities. You could work in a […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.Want to become an RAF Driver? You will be fully trained to operate many vehicle types and gain professional qualifications and licenses at no cost. From cars to cranes and articulated trucks to specialist vehicles (such as aircraft refuellers) you will ensure RAF personnel, equipment and commodities are […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.Who are we.  RAF Regiment protect and defend RAF platforms, RAF installations and the people who operate them, to enable the unrestricted delivery of Air and Space power.  As an RAF Regiment Gunner, you will specialise in combat tactics, weaponry, fieldcraft and force protection. You will be […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 29-Apr-2024Location: England – North West.Are you looking for an opportunity to gain experience volunteering for a small arts organisation and community interest company? We're recruiting a small team of Event Assistant volunteers to support dot-art Schools, annual inter-school art competition, with our partners Edge Hill University, Faculty of Education. […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 16-May-2024Location: England – North West.IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Please email your CV and Cover letter to Callum: [email protected] Teaching Assistants (Drama, singing, dance) x 3 Working with our performing arts school on a range of exciting shows and events, candidates will assist the work shop leaders in supporting productions. Film Making […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As an Electrician, you will be in charge of keeping the RAF fully powered. You’ll be essential in ensuring RAF aircraft are able to take off and complete their missions safely by maintaining and repairing the wide range of ground-based electric equipment used on RAF bases and […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As a Royal Air Force Weapon Technician, you will be responsible for arming our aircraft with weapons. You will also make sure all the weapons management and release systems are in full working order. Most weapons technicians spend their first tour of duty on a flying squadron […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As an Aircraft Technician (Avionics) you will keep our aircraft airborne by carrying out maintenance and repair work on the sophisticated electronic and on-board avionics Typical Responsibilities: Ensure the high performance of aircraft radar, communication, reconnaissance, and target acquisition equipment. Provide engineering support to aircraft systems that […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As a General Technician (Workshops) you will manufacture and repair parts for aircraft, vehicles and specialist equipment. You will be working in specifically equipped workshops and aircraft maintenance hangers. You will use manual and computer operated machinery like drilling, milling, cutting and forming equipment, you will manufacture […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.Your role as a People Specialist in the RAF will be diverse, exciting, and highly rewarding. Wherever the RAF is operational, there is a People Operations team ready to provide a professional service to personnel of all specialisations. In the People Specialisation you will be undertaking roles such […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.Our Cyberspace Communication Specialists are at the heart of everything we do, nothing starts without them. Imagine a world without your mobile phone, WiFi or social media. Imagine a world where you can’t trust that someone isn’t reading your personal messages. Our Cyberspace Communication Specialists are responsible […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As an aircraft engineering specialist, Aircraft Technicians (Mechanical) carry out maintenance and repair work on the airframe and propulsion systems on RAF aircraft such as: EnginesFlying Controls HydraulicsAir ConditioningLanding GearFuel If you work on our helicopters, you may also check rotor blades, rotor heads and transmission systems and […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As a Communication Infrastructure Technician, you will ensure the RAF remains at the forefront of a progressive Cyber Engineering industry. You will provide communication to the RAF’s digital infrastructure ecosystems by installing and maintaining essential fibre optic and data communication cables, radome structures and antenna masts working […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 23-Apr-2024Location: England – North West.Intelligence Disclosure OfficerForce Intelligence BureauIntelligence Disclosure UnitPermanentGrade E – £30,783 – £35,982OCC, Speke   We are seeking an Intelligence Disclosure Officer . If you thrive in complex environments, have a passion for legal compliance, and possess the skills to navigate sensitive intelligence matters, this role could be […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 08-May-2024Location: England – West Midlands.We are looking for a talented and enthusiastic individual to join the Alliance between High Peak Borough Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council as a career graded Transformation Project Officer.  Career development is at the heart of our culture and a comprehensive development programme will […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.Survival Equipment Specialists are experts in the maintenance, modification, diagnostics and repair of the Airborne Life Support Equipment and Pilot Flight Equipment fitted to aircraft and crew members. Typical Responsibilities: Maintain, test, repair and integrate cutting-edge Pilot Flight Equipment used to operate Aircraft.Pack and maintain Airborne Forces […]
  • Closing Date: 00:00 30-Apr-2024Location: UK Nationwide.As a Vehicle and Mechanical Technician, you will keep the RAF on the move by carrying out repairs and adjustments on a range of land-based vehicles and equipment. You will maintain and repair a diverse fleet of specialist airfield support equipment like ground power and hydraulic supply […]

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