OUR T LEVEL INDUSTRIES
From September 2021, we will be offering T Levels in the following areas: Education and Childcare, Digital Development, and Health and Science. Our specific courses are:
T Level in Health NCFE
Students on this course can go on to practice adult, children’s and mental health nursing; midwifery; physiotherapy; occupational therapy; podiatry; radiography; language and speech therapy; or paramedic science.
T Level in Education and Childcare
Students on this course can go on to become an early years practitioner; early years educator; education technician; or a primary or secondary teaching and support assistant.
T Level in Digital Production, Design and Development
This course supports entry-level job opportunities in software design and development; web development; mobile app development; and software and computer programming.
T Level in Laboratory Science
This course supports careers in clinical, hospital and research laboratories; forensic science; pharmaceutical research; food and cosmetic development; and environmental science.
From September 2022, we will be expanding our T Level courses to cover: Building, Engineering and Construction; Onsite Construction; Digital Business Services; Digital Support Services; Science; Health; and Healthcare Science.
WHAT IS A T LEVEL?
T Levels give you another way to supplement your workforce. 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.
As an employer, you’ll gain an enthusiastic employee you can train in specific areas to your industry. Not only will you have an ‘extra pair of hands’, you’ll also be shaping the future of the younger generation.
Benefits of a T Level
By offering a T Level placement to one of our students, your organisation will:
- Gain a cash boost of £1000 for your business, for every T Level student placement you host
- Enhance productivity
- Increase brand awareness
- Train individuals in skills, aptitudes and behaviours for your industry needs
- Access the best new talent
- Invest in the younger generation, your future workforce
Hosting a placement
We’ve currently secured placements with more than 200 employers across the Leeds City Region. Each placement is designed to last a minimum of 315 working hours to ensure students receive the experience and training they need. To register your business or interest in hosting a placement, contact Emma Schofield to discuss this further.
YOUR STUDENT RECRUITMENT JOURNEY
Select a student
We’ll help you find the right student for your industry and business needs. We can also help you interview suitable candidates.
Get your workplace placement ready
We can guide you through paperwork, and any policies or procedures you may need in place.
Set a start date
We’ll ensure the placement fits around the student’s studies.
Agree on working objectives
Decide what your student will do and how you’ll manage them.
Decide if you want to pay your student
There’s no legal obligation to pay for T Level industry placements. In some circumstances, employers can choose to pay the National Minimum Wage for their student’s time.
Start your industry placement
Next steps after the placement
Don’t forget to tell us how it went. We encourage all employers to provide student feedback after their placement has ended and we will initiate these conversations with both you and your student. You can even supply your placement student with a reference to enhance their employment prospects.
Can I hire my T Level trainee?
Absolutely! Many of our students have been offered paid work as a result of their placement. A student can become a permanent part of your workforce once they have gained their T level qualification.
Other traineeship options
If a T Level doesn’t sound like the right fit for your business, why not take a look at our apprenticeships? We can supply apprentices to cover all industry sectors.