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Social & Welfare Services: Insider Views

a guide to careers in social work, probation, housing & community work, advice & guidance

Social & Welfare Services

Insider Views

See what former students have done and get insights into working in the sector

Graduate Destinations

Some of our recent graduates working in these areas include:

Other job roles found by our graduates include youth support worker, outreach worker, substance misuse support worker, social care worker, group and family worker, outreach support worker. We have lots of social workers too!

Find out more about what our graduates do

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Inside Jobs

Inside info about what working for a particular employer is like, from people actually working there:

Lynda Whinnery - Youth Worker

Ups

  • A challenging yet rewarding career with the chance to make a real difference to people’s lives
  • Work is varied and involves liaising with diverse groups of people

Downs

  • Working with distressed, vulnerable or confrontational people can be upsetting. You need to be resilient
  • The bureaucracy can be wearing
  • Hours can be anti-social and working conditions under-resourced
  • Government and local council cuts make entry (and progression) difficult

Alumni Careers Network

Use our Alumni Careers Network to find Sussex graduates working in areas you are interested in. Find out more about what working in that sector is really like, get direct advice and find out if it's right for you!