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Gaining valuable experience

We aim to offer placements which are closely aligned to the requirements of your professional studies.   We endeavour to make your placement a rewarding and life-enhancing experience by providing mentorship and support throughout your time with us.  We view placements as an integral part of our involvement in the development of professionals in social care, education, and mental health.


The Matthew Project empowers young people and adults to overcome drugs, alcohol, and mental health issues so they can live their lives more fully, including specialist services for both family members impacted by others’ substance misuse and for veterans. Our people are committed to making a difference to others' lives through giving hope and providing professional, creative, and compassionate support. In addition to our frontline practitioner roles, we have administration and support function roles.


Our values are at the heart of our work, they shape the way we support and care for our employees, volunteers, and placement students.  Our values and ethos originate from a Christian perspective, and we seek to work with people who respect and align with those values, whether from a position of faith or not.


​We are dedicated to equality, diversity, and inclusivity and we ask all placement applicants to complete our online EDI Monitoring Form:


If you are interested in applying for a placement, please complete our online application form: and provide as much detailed information about your requirements as possible. This will enable us to consider your request more easily.  Please be aware that, due to the size of our organisation, we are restricted to the number and type of placements we can offer and that:

  • we are unable to offer placements for counselling as The Matthew Project no longer offers this service.

  • if you are under 18 years of age, we are unable to offer you a client-facing placement – only office based. 


If you are unable to apply for a placement online or need information or an application form in a different format, please contact our HR and Volunteer Officer (Tel: 01603 626 123 or Email: [email protected]).  By offering information in different formats and accepting applications via alternative methods, we hope to avoid unconsciously disadvantaging some sections of the student community.


If you are offered an interview, we will ask you if you require specific arrangements to be made for your interview such as access or support.


​Please note that for certain client-facing placement roles, you will be required to have an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prior to starting. Other roles usually require a basic DBS check. 

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