Graduate Entry Training Scheme (GETS) for NQSWs

Our pioneering two-year Graduate Entry Training Scheme (GETS) offers Newly Qualified Social Workers the opportunity to accelerate their learning and experience in an Outstanding Local Authority. GETS is unique to Hampshire County Council and will afford you an insight into the structure and practice of an Outstanding service provider.

We will be accepting applications for our August 2024 cohort for students currently completing their final placement from mid-January 2024.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at: [email protected]

GETS will ensure that you build the skills and confidence you need to fully equip you for the challenges of frontline social work.

In year 1, NQSWs are supported through their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE). You will have your own dedicated Practice Educator who will be allocated to you for the complete two-year programme, supporting you alongside your Team Manager and capped caseloads increasing in complexity as you progress through the year.

Following on from your completed ASYE, in year 2, your Practice Educator support continues along with bespoke learning which builds upon the knowledge and skills gained during your ASYE as you further develop your social work career.

One of the key benefits to our scheme is that you will be able to share your learning and experience with your wide network of peers, as well as call on their support.

Questions about our Graduate Entry Training Scheme?

Frequently Asked Questions

This is what two of our Newly Qualified Social Workers think of the programme:

“Hampshire’s scheme is very structured compared to other local authorities, and very uniform across GETS’ workers’ experience.”

“There are several unique elements to it, like the training you get at the start. There are really clear benchmarks for progression.”

“It’s a very safe local authority and a very supportive local authority.”

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at: [email protected]

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