Shaping the future

Making a successful transition from student to social worker
By Iriss
Published on 15 Jan 2015

What's it like for a student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work?

Iriss teamed up with Glasgow Caledonian University, SSSC, the Scottish Association of Social Workers and the Scottish Government to find out. About 120 final year students as well as newly qualified social workers gathered at GCU on 22 January 2015 to share information and experience with aim of helping to shape the future direction of social work.

Before the event we asked six newly qualified social workers to tell us what they wished they'd known before they went into practice.

You can listen to five panelists talk about the challenges for NQSW and what they can add to integrated health and social care teams.