Framework is pleased to announce it’s fifth ASYE (Assessed and Supported Year in Employment) programme commencing in 2017.

Here’s what our ASYE pioneers have to say about Framework’s ASYE programme...

The Framework ASYE year is a good bridge between finishing university and going into a full time career. The sessions have promoted critical reflection in a comfortable, relaxed and friendly environment. I feel that Pam and Tash have been really supportive and encouraging throughout the ASYE and I believe these qualities have developed me as a practitioner and as a person. I feel the Framework ASYE year has put me in good stead for a career in social work”


The ASYE programme has been very positive for me because I have been able to put into practice the skills and knowledge I gained from my degree. Taking full advantage of the training and supervision I have been given has increased my confidence and belief in my practice.”


Are you a newly qualified social worker or a social work student due to qualify before September 2017?

Framework is making posts available across Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire. We will be accepting new applications throughout the rest of May and June. Deadline being June 30th 2017.

Working directly in front line services

What is ASYE and how is Framework involved?

Framework manages a third sector placement service comprising a large number of student placements in its own services, and with external agencies.

This has developed and maintained strong links with social work, universities and local authorities over many years.

Framework built on its commitment to social work education by rolling out an ASYE programme in 2013, dedicated to providing quality learning and professional support. The program is aligned nationally to the Professional Capabilities Framework the Department of Health Knowledge and Skills Statement for Adult Social Work. The program is run in partnership with Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire local authorities and is endorsed Nationally by Skills for Care.

This includes allocating 20% protected time to candidates

Framework are making a number of temporary one year posts available to Newly Qualified Social Workers wishing to undertake a meaningful ASYE experience.

Candidates will be employed as an ASYE Support Planner.This will be a non-statutory role which will provide many opportunities for skillful social work to be undertaken. 20% of candidates' overall employment will be dedicated to ASYE study and development.

What's in it for you?

Framework's ASYE programme will offer:

  • Action learning sets
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Reflective supervision with a qualified social work mentor
  • Joint training opportunities with statutory sector ASYE candidates
  • Peer support and evaluation
  • E-Learning
  • Access to resources

In return we are looking for candidates who are HCPC (Health and Care Professionals Councl) registered; committed to working in the voluntary sector; and who recognise the benefits this opportunity will bring to their career development.

ASYE Posts will be advertised soon, please keep an eye on the jobs page of the website.


Framework was shortlisted for a 2014/15 Skills for Care Accolade - Best employer support for the Assessed and Supported Year in Employment (ASYE).

Further information

For further information please contact;

Pam Abbott, ASYE Lead
Tel: 0115 9709587