Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s Children and Family Services team is celebrating a significant achievement as six apprentices successfully transition to qualified social workers.
Under the guidance of Staffordshire University, the six apprentices have completed their journey by attaining the esteemed BA (Hons) in social work. This milestone allows them to register with Social Work England, ready to make a positive impact on the lives of individuals and families.
Councillor Sarah Hill, cabinet member for children’s services, warmly congratulated the apprentices. She said, “I’d like to congratulate all of the apprentices who have successfully completed the social work apprenticeship.
“It’s fantastic to see homegrown talent being brought into our children’s services team and I know that all six of the apprentices will be an asset to the city council.”
The council’s investment in nurturing local talent not only strengthens the workforce but also solidifies Stoke-on-Trent’s position as a welcoming hub for social workers.
By nurturing a positive and supportive environment, the council aims to attract and retain top-tier talent. The Stoke-on-Trent social work apprenticeship is just the beginning.
“We want Stoke-on-Trent to be the best place to be a social worker and this cohort of apprentices are joining a brilliant team of dedicated staff who are passionate, ambitious and excited about shaping a positive future in the city,” said Councillor Hill.
Steph Jones, Course Leader and Senior Lecturer at Staffordshire University, expressed immense pride in the association with Stoke-on-Trent Children’s Services. Jones said, “We are very happy to be associated with Stoke-on-Trent Children’s Services and very proud of all our brilliant apprentices who are working towards qualification as social workers.
“Very often our apprentices are mature students who are having to juggle work, study and family life and their achievements are all the more impressive as a result.
“We look forward to celebrating their degree success at our graduation ceremonies in the summer.”