What are T Levels?
T Levels are a new qualification for students aged 16 to 19 who’ve finished GCSEs. They are the biggest reform to vocational training in a generation, giving young people the skills, knowledge, and attitude to excel in their careers.
Designed by employers for employers
Employers have told us that you face a skills shortage that could impact the future success of your businesses. In response, the government has worked alongside more than 220 employers to design T Level courses that deliver the skills your organisations need.
These employers span a range of industries, and include household names, such as Fujitsu, Skanska and GlaxoSmithKline, as well as many smaller employers.
A simpler approach to vocational training
Employers tell us that the current range of vocational education courses is confusing and doesn’t always meet your needs.
T Levels are part of the government’s plan to simplify vocational education and create a system that you can trust and understand. They provide a clear and high-quality, technical alternative to the current range of post-16 education and training options.
Introducing industry placements
Every T Level student completes an industry placement that lasts a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
Industry placements give you a unique opportunity to help develop new talent and get young people work ready. They also bring many business benefits.
What are the business benefits of industry placements?
1 Smarter Recruitment
Industry placements are an ideal solution for entry-level skills. They can help you build a pipeline of talent for junior positions or apprenticeships.
You can avoid many of the costs associated with recruitment by working with us to connect with young people who are deciding on their careers.
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.
Support for your staff
Placements create opportunities for staff to act as buddies, coaches or line managers to students. This helps existing staff gain management and mentorship skills, both of which are known to increase job satisfaction.
For smaller employers, young people can be an invaluable source of new and interesting ideas that can change the way you think about doing business.
Support for your local community
Industry placements create opportunities for a diverse range of 16 to 19 year olds. Diversity helps your organisation understand customers better, creates better performing teams and increases innovation and creativity.
Traditionally, organisations have supported social causes by making charitable donations. Industry placements are different in that they help create ‘shared value’. They’re a way of giving back that benefits the young people in your community as well as your business.
A commitment to industry placements raises your organisation’s profile, locally and nationally, especially as T Levels gain more public exposure with your customers and clients.
Which businesses are already doing it
We're already working with more than 80 businesses and organisations who are benefiting from industry placements.
Take a look at the list…
Whisby Nature Café
Butlins (Bourne Leisure)
peter Jackson Cabinet Maker
Trent P&P Autocare
Lovers Lane primary
ACIS Group Ltd (Gainsborough)
Chuter Ede School
Andrew E Barnes Ltd
Escape ( Sessions House)
Greetwell Hollow Nursery
Little Lockets Nursery/Greenacres Care home
Cherry Tree Day Nursery
Rampton Primary School
St John's Primary School
Boots Woodhall Spa
St Francis School
Little Saints Pre-school
The Poplars Care Home
Sir Francis Hill Community school
Uncle Henry's Restaurant
Wig and Mitre
St Botolphs Primary School
Willmott Dixon (Electrical)
The Willow Tree
Beckside Nursing Home
Lincs Premier Homes
Eccleshare Court Day
The Cutting Cupboard
Welbourn Day Nursery
Willow Court Care
All Saints Pre-School
Wolds Care Centre
Sir Donald Bailey Academy
Monson Street Retirement Home
Stones Place Care home
Lincolnshire Open Research and Innovation Centre (LORIC)
St Saviours Care Home
Wickes (Retail and Office)
Drovers Call Knights care
PW Auto Repairs
Markham Moor Inn
Lincoln City Football Club Hospitality
The Markham Moor Inn
Ruckland Court Care
S Towle Property Services
Cheeky Monkeys Day Nursery
Elston Pre School
Sleaford New Life Pre School
Balderton Pre school
Woodview Care Home
The White Hart
Every Occasion Marquees
Lace beauty and glamour boutique
St Christophers Annex
Express and interest in industry placements
What employers say about T Levels
Take a look at what employers say about T Levels