Lack of statutory experience leaves graduates out in cold

March 2009
Community Care;3/12/2009, Issue 1761, p7
The article reports that Bill McKitterick, a former director of social services, has stated that newly-qualified social workers are struggling to find jobs because they lack experience of statutory social work in Great Britain. McKitterick said that a significant proportion of graduates had not gained the necessary expertise to apply for posts in key shortage areas. He added that the "hunger" to have more social workers had resulted in fewer concerns about quality.


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