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Frontline looks for the following skills when recruiting graduates:

Are you a high-achieving graduate looking for a challenging career? Do you want to make a positive impact on society? Then Frontline may be for you.

This year we’re recruiting 300 outstanding individuals onto our prestigious two-year Leadership Development Programme and offering you the opportunity to join one of Britain’s toughest yet most rewarding profession. With Frontline you’ll help to transform the lives of vulnerable children and families while gaining the leadership skills needed to drive change in social work and broader society.

In Year 1 you’ll work with three Frontline participants in a local authority child protection team in either Greater Manchester, Greater London and the South East, West Midlands or the North East. You’ll be supported by an experienced Consultant Social Worker and benefit from 200 days of on-the-job training and a bursary of up to 19k. In Year 2 you’ll be fully qualified, employed by your local authority and will have the option of completing a fully funded masters.

We are looking for motivated graduates with the following skills:

  • Leadership
  • Resilience
  • Communication
  • Empathy and relationship building
  • Self-reflective
  • Analysis and adaptability


UCL Alumni Profile: Jenny Power

Jenny Power


Current Role: Frontline Participant 2014 (Cohort 1)

Studied at UCL:BA English 2014

"I studied a BA in English at University College London and graduated in summer 2014. Whilst studying, I volunteered with the Royal National Institute of Blind People as a Research Volunteer. I collected data for a project aiming to reduce isolation in elderly people with sight loss, by speaking to participants over the phone about their experiences with the project. I also analysed and presented data for a community engagement project, aiming to raise awareness about major sight loss conditions across the UK. Since last year I have also volunteered online with the mental health charity Mind, for their website for 11-17 year olds ‘MindFull’. My role on the site is as a LifeMentor, someone for young people to chat to confidentially in a non-professional capacity, listening and offering advice about day to day problems. It is really exciting to have volunteered with the site since it began and it is hugely rewarding to find out that the young people who use the site find it supportive and informative.

I'm most looking forward to taking on a role that is so hands on and transformative on a day to day basis and studying a course that is so practical compared to my English degree. I’m very excited to get to know my team and CSW more over the duration of the course of the programme!"