Graduate Entry Training Scheme (GETS)

Accelerate your learning and experience as a newly qualified social worker (NQSW) through our pioneering Graduate Entry Training Scheme (GETS) - a scheme unique to Hampshire County Council.

GETS is an entirely new way of supporting our social workers through their Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE) and will ensure you build the very best foundations in skills and confidence to ensure you are fully equipped for the challenges of frontline social work.

As part of this scheme you will be given an individually tailored induction then undertake a secondment and shadowing opportunities, where you will begin to develop your portfolio, before being appointed to a substantive role.


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

This is an incredibly exciting time to be a social worker at Hampshire County Council. As a top performing Authority, and one of 15 selected to be a Department for Education 'Partner in Practice', we have embarked on an ambitious journey to revolutionise practice and processes to allow social workers greater flexibility in the way that they work.


Apply for graduate entry jobs

Person specification

We are currently recruiting for start dates in January, May, July, August and October 2019. If you are interested in applying for a later start date, please e-mail your C.V. to

The starting salary is £28,226 raising to £32,109 after the first year