Assessed and Supported Year (ASYE)

ASYE for Newly Qualified Social Workers

We offer newly qualified social workers a high quality induction and probation programme that provides plenty of opportunity to build on the learning acquired whilst studying for their degree in social work. Our programme has been nationally recognised by Skills for Care.

Social workers joining us for their ASYE get the chance to develop their skills, knowledge and capability and to strengthen their professional confidence in order to best serve the children, young people and vulnerable adults in Oxfordshire. They will receive good supervision and support from more experienced members of staff and will be provided with guidance to help them follow the requirements of the programme.

View from one of our social workers

“I did my placement at Oxfordshire County Council and decided to continue my career here following a really rewarding and supportive experience.

Supervision here is excellent and I am able to draw on the skills and knowledge of experienced colleagues.

Managers are extremely approachable and evidently care for your wellbeing – they never fail to take the time out to support you. This was particularly important as I was doing my Assessed and Support Year in Employment.”

Alastair Kinnaird, Social Worker, Family Support Team