SMALL STEPS,GIANT LEAP
Could your business provide the launchpad for something special?
Join our industry placement programme and help you business and young people take a small step towards a career that's out of this world.
What are T Levels?
T Levels are a key part of the government's reforms to revolutionise skills and technical education, generating the skilled workforce that businesses need for the future and giving students the experience they need to progress into well-paid jobs, further study or an apprenticeship.
Launched in September 2020, they offer 16 to 19-year-olds an alternative to A levels and the chance to acquire real-life vocational experience through industry placements.
It is created to equip young people with the skills and knowledge they need to get a head start towards their future careers and support organisations like yours.
DESIGNED BY EMPLOYERSFOR EMPLOYERS
Designed with employers, each T Level is equivalent to studying three A levels and helps young people develop their knowledge, attitude and practical skills to enable them to thrive in the workplace.
At the core of each course, an industry placement (minimum of 315 hours) will give you, as an employer, early access to the most promising talent entering your industry.
As an employer, you will gain a dynamic employee you can train in specific areas of your industry. At the same time, commitment to industry placements will raise your company's profile as T Levels gain more public exposure in the future. And it will also support your company's CSR strategy.
Industry placements are already helping employers, and their businesses go further.
BENEFITS OFT LEVEL INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS
Students bring a fresh perspective into your business and strengthen your recruitment pipeline.
Coaching & Mentoring
Your employees will have opportunities to hone their coaching and mentoring skills.
Help with your Day to Day Operations
Students act as an extra resource for your projects and day-to-day operations.
Diversify your Workforce
Giving opportunities to students from a wide range of backgrounds can help to diversify your workforce.
Shape the Workforce of Tomorrow
Shaping students to help provide the workforce of tomorrow who will be able to address current and future skills shortages.
Promote your Company
An opportunity to promote your company as employers to young people.
T Levels students are an ideal solution for entry level skills, and it helps you build a pipeline of talent for junior positions or apprenticeships.
YOUR INDUSTRYPLACEMENT JOURNEY
We will help you find the right student as per your business needs. And we can also help you interview suitable candidates.
you are compliant
Get your workplace and staff ready to host the placement. And we will guide you through paperwork, and any policies or procedures you may need to have in place.
a start date
We will work with you to ensure the placement fits around the student's studies.
Agree and confirm as to what the student will do and how you will manage them.
Decide if you
want to pay your student
There is no legal obligation to pay for T Level industry placements. However, you can choose to pay the National Minimum Wage to the student.
Assign someone to line manage the student during their placement, track progress against their objectives and give regular feedback.
At ehe end of the placement, let the student know how they performed during the placement.
Decide if you
want to make a job offer
At the end of the placement, you can talk to us about hiring the student after they finish their course. And you might want to take on another student.
Become a partner employer
You can join this education revolution right now, and It's easy to become an industry placement employer.
At Loughborough College, we have an industry-leading business engagement team who can answer your questions and discuss the options you have for finding, developing and keeping your workforce of the future.
Our team will provide complete support to you through the entire process, and will also discuss and resolve any issues relating to the industry placement with regular check-ins.
Do I need to pay the student?
Industry Placements aim is to develop the students work place and technical skills. Therefore, there is no legal requirement or expectation that students will be paid, as it is part of a course. However, you can pay students if you wish.
What do I have to do for an industry placement?
We want to help you design a placement that will benefit your business and teach young people the skills you look for in an employee. It would help if you made sure the work environment is safe, the student has a line manager to support them and provide an appraisal of the student's time on placement.
Can I interview the students before they start their placement?
Yes, when supporting a student with an Industry Placement, you can interview them before starting. Our employability coordinators will promote placement opportunities to students and ensure they apply to them. We will then be able to submit applications or student names for you to consider interviewing.
Do college staff visit the student when on industry placement?
Yes, as part of an Industry Placement, a college member of staff will visit the student while on placement three times. And this contributes to the development of the student while on placement.
What paperwork do I need?
We ask you to record the number of hours a student completes while on placement. We also ask for some feedback while on placement. However, we will go through this before the placement starts.
What hours does the student need to work?
Industry Placements need to reflect the industry; therefore, full working days are desirable. As part of an Industry Placement, a student needs to complete a minimum of 315 hours. However, we do understand that hours may change within different sectors.
What responsibilities can the student do while on placement?
We ask all employers to go through induction with the student to comprehend what is involved. We expect students to support or lead tasks that reflect the industry that matches their course. And this will allow students to develop the essential skills and experience needed when working in their chosen sector.
What support will I get?
You will receive support at every stage of the process from our award-winning team, who will ensure that students are ready to be productive members of your workforce.