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Graduate Trainee Social Worker
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Interview processMy one to one interview went really well. It felt quiet informal and mainly centred around my motives and ambitions, and I was asked a lot about my personal experiences that had led to me wanting to train as a Mental Health Social Worker. I had to discuss why I felt Mental Health is an important area of health and social care, and then it was very clear to me that they expected us to ask questions ourselves at the end so it was lucky I had prepared for this and had a few questions ready to spark some discussion at the end of the interview.
Most difficult question"Should a service user be able to chose who their social worker is?"
Interview tipsMake sure you've got some relevant work experience before you apply as much of the activities you do will be centred around how you would handle tough situations which you only learn to do by having that background knowledge. Prepare a list of questions you want to ask and really research the area so you have examples and statistics to draw upon when you're in the group discussion and so on.
Experiences at the assessment centreThe assessment centre day consisted of each of us being give a personal timetable of the day's activities. The first thing was a 1-2-1 interview discussing my motives for applying and my career goals. This was followed by a role play where an actor played the role of a service user and I played the role of the social worker. She played the role of an alcoholic woman who had Bipolar and had had her daughter removed from the family home and I had to try and get her to engage with me despite her hostility and mania. After the role play I went to a reflection room with an assessor to discuss what I had done right and what I could improve on. There was then a written task where you were given a scenario to read and have to answer exam-style questions in the allotted time highlighting key points and actions that could be taken to resolve the scenario. We then had a group debate based on different case studies, and then went off in pairs to be simultaneously interviewed by a service user.
- Group / Panel
- Senior Management
- Verbal reasoning
- Assessment centre
- Group excercise
- Background check
- Competency based questions
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The INTERVIEW itself was one on one and competency-based. It lasted 40 minutes. Questions included o
My interview lasted around 25 minutes. It was quite stop starty, and that was quite unnerving and di
I was asked on my previous work experience and asked to provide examples of situations I had been in
After getting through the online application process, you will be invited to their assessment centre
Interview panel of 2 members, consisted of two sections. First was devoted to why I wanted to the NH
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