Graduate Job Podcast

Welcome to the 32nd episode of the Graduate Job Podcast. We focus down again for episode 32, which is the second of our two part special on graduate jobs in social work, as I speak to Ivan Wise, Recruitment Director at Think Ahead. We delve into Think Ahead and its ground breaking 26 month graduate social work programme, examining what exactly it is, how you apply, and how you can stand out. We discuss the application process in detail and also cover why you should consider Think Ahead as your fast-track into a career in mental health social work. If you’ve ever thought about a career in social work then this is an episode you won’t want to miss. As always, links to all we discuss and a full transcript are available in the show notes at This episode came about after a request from a listener, so if you have any particular people or industries you would like me to speak to on future shows, drop me a mail at I read everything and I can’t wait to hear from you. But, let’s not dilly dally, and hop straight across to episode 32.




  • What Think Ahead is and why you should apply
  • The importance of their 7 attributes in the application process
  • Why you need dust down your webcam and record a short video
  • Top tips to make your online application stand out from the crowd
  • Everything you need to know about the Think Ahead assessment centre
  • Why speaking to a current mental health social worker should be on your to-do list!
Direct download: How_to_Get_a_Job_with_Think_Ahead_-_GJP_32.mp3
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