publication . Thesis

Reflections on the newly qualified social worker's journey : From university training to qualified practice

Walker, Clare;
Open Access English
  • Country: United Kingdom
This qualitative research study explores the experience of graduating social workers making the transition from university training into work as qualified social work practitioners. Most studies in this area look at the practice readiness of the newly qualified professional. This study looks at the participants’ experience in the work place. How do participants experience this journey of transition? What skills, particularly reflective practice and supervision, learned in training, are important to them?\ud Eight graduates were interviewed three times as they began to practice, after six months and at the end of year one. Four people worked in children’s service...
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