Social work apprenticeships are a great way to combine further education with real work experience and deliver a practical approach to training new professionals in the field. Apprentices gain both a degree in social work and practical experience allowing them to develop the knowledge, skills and behaviour required to become a social worker. Here is a list of 5 social work apprenticeships. The Open University- Social Worker Degree Apprenticeship The Open University is a leading university for flexible, innovative and world-leading research in over 100…Continue Reading “5 Social Work Apprenticeships in England”

You can get a lot done in three days in Copenhagen and also spend a lot of money. The best thing about the city is that all the tourist attractions are within walking or cycling distance. So our relaxing city break turned into a full blown walking holiday. We arrived early on Wednesday and took the metro from the airport to the Kongens Nytorv and had the pleasure of walking along Nyhavn on our way to the Bedwood Hostel. The location of this hostel in…Continue Reading “3-day Itinerary for Copenhagen, Denmark”

Zurich is a small city with a lot of character. The architecture reminds me of ski chalets and, with the mountains just a train ride away, you can even go skiing for a day just outside the city as part of your weekend away. There is also a wealth of museums and galleries within the city. The Kunsthaus is one of the biggest galleries featuring modern art, classical modernism and an impressive collection on illusionism. I visited the exhibition on Abraham Cruzvillegas, the Mexican artist,…Continue Reading “Things To Do on a Weekend in Zurich, Switzerland”

Angloville is a company which specialises in providing full English language immersion. Participants are given speaking sessions throughout the day and in just a week can make vast improvements in fluency. Volunteers receive the opportunity to see some of the sights in Warsaw and free accommodation during the programme. I spent one week with Angloville as a volunteer on their adult programme. These sessions involve full days of working with participants to improve their conversation skills and the intensity of the programme really provides results….Continue Reading “Volunteering with Angloville in Warsaw, Poland”

I started my week in Berlin with a walking tour of the centre. Free tours commence every day, meeting at Alexanderplatz at 11am. This introduction to the city focuses on its incredible history with stops at the site of Hitler’s bunker, the holocaust memorial, checkpoint Charlie and the Berlin wall. My first impressions were of a city which has rebuilt itself, but is still burdened with a horrific past. As far as cities go, Berlin is pretty unique in its atmosphere. The streets can be almost eerily…Continue Reading “A week in Berlin, Germany”