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One in 13 people in Scotland work in social services. Every day they make a difference to people’s lives.
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It really is #LifeChangingWork
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What’s it really like to work in social services? Find out from current social service professionals in our career stories.
My words of advice for someone who wants a career like mine? Do some voluntary work in the field you are interested in. This will help you see if it’s definitely what you want to do. I’m glad I did my social work training but you can have a great career in social care without it as there are so many other courses available (SVQs and HNCs for example).Margaret Butler Substance misuse recovery worker