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Take on T Levels

T Level placements can make a difference to your business. By offering a placement to a student it can change their life and could inject new energy and skills into your business.

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What is a T Level?

Alongside A Levels, Apprenticeships and Vocational Qualifications, T Levels is one of the main options for School Leavers in the UK and will replace many of the current vocational qualifications.

T Levels will train students in practical skills and knowledge in their chosen industry, alongside core English, maths and digital skills, and 315 hours of work placement with a relevant employer. The placement will allow students to apply the theory they have learned in a real work setting, helping them prepare for the world of work, and have potential connections to help secure a job in the future.

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Take on a T Level Student

Provide a Valuable Insight to Industry

Support our younger generation and give them the right tools and knowledge to progress to employment or an apprenticeship.

Attract and Engage Young Talent

Generate a pipeline of talent and potentially meet your future employees, showcasing your business to a  much wider talent pool.

Have a Low Cost, Effective Recruitment Strategy

Recruit a T Level student at no extra cost and experience potential candidates without any hefty recruitment fees.

Enhance your Current Team

Provide opportunities for existing staff to act as mentors or line managers, supporting a younger person to bring fresh ideas to your business.

Work with Partner Employers

Work with other employers in the industry to split the 315 work placement hours.

Play an Important Role in Skills

Improve partnerships with education providers and influence learning pathways to help meet the needs of your industry.

What to expect

During placement

Regular contact will be maintained with the employer and each student in order to monitor and evaluate student progress as well as health, safety and welfare. We will agree with the employer on how often we meet to review progress and will contact the student regularly.

A midpoint review will be organised between the student and employer, held in person and is an opportunity to check in with the student’s progress, review learning objectives and make any changes to improve the second half of the placement.

Ongoing safeguarding checks will be carried out as are necessary to ensure the safety of the student whilst working with the employer. We will use reasonable discretion in considering the track record and experience of employers to determine the level of monitoring they may need. If any serious issues arise relating to the student’s performance on the industry placement, we will address this with the student. Any issues will be raised promptly with the employer and handled appropriately.

Completion of placement

A final review session will be held in person between the assessor, student and the employer at the end of the placement to reflect on the student’s progress.

The employer will provide the student with a reference using a standardised template after completion of their placement.

There can also be a discussion of opportunities for progression into full time work or routes into a paid apprenticeship or study/train on a higher level course.

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