T-Levels are a new qualification developed in collaboration with employers.
An industry placement is at the heart of each T-Level course:
You will have early access to the brightest talent that will shape the future of your industry.
An industry placement is part of a T-Level course – a new qualification for 16-19-year olds that have been designed by employers.
T-Level students spend 80% of the course in the classroom, learning the skills that employers need. The other 20% is a meaningful industry placement, where they put these skills into action.
Industry placements are a shift from traditional work experience to a longer, more structured placement in the workplace for young people to develop real work skills and make a meaningful contribution to your organisation. Placements will last at least 315 hours (approx. 45 days).
If you are an employer in England, you can offer an industry placement to a T-Level student.
Industry placements must take place in a work environment, so it’s a good idea to offer placements if your business is close to the College.
Before you offer a placement, you should make sure you’re happy with your responsibilities as an employer. To find out more about this please email email@example.com.
T-Level industry placements are a free government scheme - you don't need to pay to take on a T-Level student for a placement.
There may be certain business costs, like time invested in planning, training and supervising, and you can choose to pay the student if you wish.
Within each course, students develop an understanding of a broad range of issues relevant to the sector, as well as topics specific to the course and an occupational specialism.
You can offer a placement to any T-Level student if you think it will be a meaningful placement. For example, your organisation does not have to have a digital focus to offer a Digital and IT student an industry placement.
If you would like to learn more about this please email your queries firstname.lastname@example.org.
Industry placements give you a chance to work alongside the next generation of workers entering your industry, making sure they develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to succeed.
They give you:
If you’re interested in offering an industry placement, your first step is to get in touch.
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