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T Levels: industry placements

T Levels are qualifications for students aged 16 to 19 who have finished GCSEs. They are a 2-year qualification and the equivalent to studying 3 A levels.

They have been designed with employers, to give them the skilled workforce they need by helping young people develop their knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.

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Employer cost

Free government scheme but you may have your own business costs.

Some employers may choose to pay wages and cover expenses such as travel and living costs.

Employer responsibilities

Employers need to provide:

  • a safe work environment
  • opportunities for the student to develop their technical skills within your industry
  • a line manager to support, supervise and mentor the student
  • an induction which includes explaining relevant policies and procedures
  • formal feedback on the student’s progress against the agreed learning goals at the end of the placement

Benefits of T Levels: industry placements

T Levels are available in more than 20 courses, covering 11 skill areas.

T Levels can support your business:

  • you to build a pipeline of entry-level positions with £1,000 incentive payments for employers hosting placements between 27 May 2021 and 31 July 2022
  • evaluate future talent
  • with recruitment, improve innovation and increase your organisation’s productivity
  • to fill skills shortages 
  • to support your local community and improve diversity
  • to provide existing staff gain management and mentoring skills

Find out how T Levels can benefit your business.

Case studies

Find out how other businesses are using T Level industry placements:

Infinity 27, gaming and immersive experiences

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Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust

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Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have committed to T Levels and are hosting industry placements for 17 students from Bedford College, incorporating both clinical and non-clinical roles within the organisation.

This includes hosting T Level students in numerous wards, areas and departments in the Trust, so that students can gain experience of health and science careers such as nursing, midwifery, pharmacology, sterile services and many of the allied health professions.

The Trust recognise that hosting industry placements better prepares students for further study and to work within healthcare in the future – with some students progressing onto employment within the Trust, through apprenticeships and other routes.

Stacy Sherwood, Practice Educator said:

"We want to support local students to gain the skills, knowledge and experience they will need to progress in their chosen field; whilst also opening their eyes to the possibilities the Trust has to offer them after gaining their T Level qualification, including apprenticeships in a range of different areas.

We are also keen to provide students with an extensive induction to the health sector and to introduce them slowly into clinical practice, to make sure the pathway a student is heading towards is the best fit for them.

"The Trust’s Talent for Care team is delighted to welcome T Level students and is excited at the prospect of working with them in support of activities aimed at developing a future supply chain of healthcare apprenticeships."

Offer an industry placement

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