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Get ready to apply for Portsmouth's ASYE programme 2024

Callum Murphy

Senior Campaign and Events Officer
General News

General News

16 February 2024

Those leaving university in September with a social work degree or master's qualification have a reason to celebrate, as applications for Portsmouth's ASYE programme are now open.

The ASYE programme is delivered by experienced practitioners who have embedded Portsmouth's unique model of family practice during the 12-month scheme.

Councillor Suzy Horton, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education at the council, said:

"The Stronger Futures Academy is held in high regard for its high-quality learning and mentoring, ensuring social workers have the skills and knowledge they need to support families. I would like to congratulate everyone for passing their first year."

Through mentoring and support, the ASYE programme supports practitioners to work in a child-centred way and to understand how trauma may impact the whole family.

The programme enables practitioners to develop their skills and confidence at the start of their careers, to work independently and within a team, which in turn, will help them build strong relationships with families that last.

Sam Bushby, deputy director, children's services at Portsmouth City Council said:

"The ASYE programme is a great opportunity to put into practice the theory you learn on your degree or masters, working alongside experienced social workers, to support children, young people and families in different teams.

"No day is ever the same in children's social care. You will be challenged in your role but supported at all times by team leaders and managers, who will give you the space to learn and reflect on your practice."

Take that next step in your social work career with us

If you are leaving university in September with your social work degree or master's qualification, and are looking at your options, applications for Portsmouth's ASYE programme 2024 are now open.