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April 2017

New places available to join the Think Ahead programme in 2017

Update: Applications for these new places have now closed. Applications to join Think Ahead in 2018 will open on 4 September 2017.

We are delighted to announce that, due to increased interest from NHS and Local Authority partners, we are today opening applications for new places on the Think Ahead programme this year.

If you want a graduate job that’s both rewarding and challenging, and you’re motivated to do something about the mental health challenge, this is a fresh opportunity to join Think Ahead in 2017. On our two-year programme you’ll be paid to work in an expert team alongside clinical professionals, study for a master’s degree in social work, and develop your leadership skills. Find out more about the programme.

These new places are to be part of our 2017 intake, starting the programme in July 2017, and are based in Luton and Newcastle / Gateshead. Places are available only in these locations. (If more candidates meet our standards than we have places available, some will be placed on our reserve list. Reserve list members may be offered a place in any location in 2018, or in 2017 in the event that other candidates currently allocated to the 2017 intake do not fulfil the conditions of their offer.)

You can apply online. If you previously applied for the 2017 intake and were unsuccessful, you cannot apply for these places. (You will be able to apply to join the 2018 intake when applications open on 4 September 2017.)

Applications for these new 2017 places will close at 17:00 on Tuesday 2 May. The earlier you apply, the greater your chance of success, because we will invite candidates to our assessment centres as soon as they pass the online selection stages. (The assessment centres will be in central London on 15 and 26 May.)

Apply now