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November 2016

Think Ahead’s 2016 application deadline announced

We can today announce that the closing deadline for applications to join our 2017 intake is 13 December 2016 at 5pm.

If you want to make a real difference to people with mental health problems, our intensive two-year graduate programme may be for you. On the 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.

We have between 80 and 100 places available on the programme starting in July 2017, for people with the attributes to become an excellent mental health social worker. If you want to be considered, we need to receive your online application by the 13 December deadline.

Find out more about the job

Visit our About mental health social work page to find out more about what mental health social workers do. You can read stories from experienced social workers including Jon, who said: “I love the challenge of social work and the opportunity to work directly with people and do some good. And I never wanted to wear a tie to work and sit in an office every day!”

You can also see stories from people who have been supported by social workers, including Laurie, who said: “My social worker gave me hope so that the future was a positive one, even though I was in a negative, dark place.”

You’ll also be able to take our online quiz to test your responses to three social work scenarios, all based on the experiences of real social workers.

Find out more about the selection process

Our How to apply page has lots more information about our selection process. You’ll be able to understand more about the different stages, and get some advice on how to improve your chances of success.

Apply now!

When you’re ready, visit our Opportunities section to apply now.