Budding child protection social workers can apply to take part in the Teach First-style training scheme Frontline from 30 September.
Applicants will undertake a four-stage process, including a self-selection questionnaire, online application form, psychometric testing and an assessment centre.
The 100 who succeed will join Frontline’s two-year programme, beginning with a five-week “summer institute” in July 2014.
Frontline has already received over 2,800 expressions of interest from potential applicants, its organisers said.
Michael Gove is due to speak at the formal launch of Frontline later today.