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Despite rising concern among many students about their future job prospects, the latest data shows most local authorities across the UK (96%) are open to applications from newly qualified social workers (NQSWs), even if they are not specifically targeting them in recruitment campaigns or job ads.
Social worker starting salary map
Find out how much each local authority or health and social care trusts pays newly qualified social workers (excluding market supplements) using our interactive map. Authorities in red did not return any salary data.