Social Work

Options with a degree in social work 

While your degree sets you up with the knowledge for a career in social work, the skills you gain are also highly relevant for a range of related social care roles

These skills, along with other factors of career choice – what you like doing (your interests), what’s important to you (your values) and your personality type – will help you make informed career decisions. Remember that your career may be based on the skills you’ve gained over the course of your degree studies.

Some of the main career options with a Social work degree are:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

You can find out more about these on as well as the wide variety of jobs where your skills and knowledge are applicable.

Useful resources to help with your careers research  

The website also has a full range of careers information interviews and case studies featuring numerous different roles which you can search through and view online. Some relevant case studies can be found below:

To help you explore the wide range of career options open to you have a look at Prospects what can I do with my degree? and take the Prospects Career Planner Quiz.

Volunteering locally 

If you are interested in gaining some voluntary experience locally you may find the following websites helpful

 Work experience and graduate jobs 

General job searching sites for graduates – all disciplines 

The following websites may be helpful to search the wider job market, where your transferable skills can be applied.

Graduate Schemes

Many leading UK employers across all industries run graduate training programmes, to discover the benefits of these schemes and how you apply the links below will help:

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