Guidance for Employers

T Level industry placements –
What employers say

Digital T-Level
Industry Placement

Health and Science T-Level
Industry Placement

T-Levels: New 315-hour Industry Placements

Notre Dame has been selected as one of only 52 providers in the country to deliver the first round of T level qualifications. T levels have been designed by the government to help address productivity and skills gaps in technical areas, such as Construction, Engineering, Digital Technology, Hair and Beauty, Health and Social Care, Business Studies, and a variety of other industries.

At Notre Dame, we launched the Digital T Level in September 2020 as one of the trailblazers in further education for the qualification. From September 2024, Notre Dame will be offering 6 T Levels, please find the links to each of them below.

Business and Administration Creative and Design Digital

Education and Early Years Health Legal Services

T levels will provide students with the opportunity to gain specialist technical skills, whilst also completing a significant work placement, linked directly to students’ curriculum. This is an amazing opportunity for young people to stand out from the crowd and for employers to help rear and influence the next generation of the workforce.

From September 2020, we will work with employers to provide the 315-hour period of industry placement that T levels demand. This is a great opportunity for employers to give a young person a chance to gain experience, whilst also gaining insight and support from the student.

An industry placement is an ideal opportunity, not only to introduce young people to their chosen industry but is also an excellent way for employers to supplement their own workforce with students who bring fresh perspectives, enthusiasm, and new learning into the workplace.

By taking students on industry placement, you are giving them an opportunity to be inspired and informed about what working life is like, as well as taking on meaningful work in the form of projects or daily tasks that you believe are useful, both to them and to yourself.

Hosting an industry placement student helps you to:

  • Find potential members of staff who are becoming qualified in their fields
  • Gain additional support as students take on projects, social media work, or daily tasks which need to be done
  • Develop your existing employees by allowing them to manage/supervise students
  • Get new ideas and perspectives from students who are training
  • Raise your profile by allowing the College to market the excellent work you’re doing with students
  • Help to up-skill a new generation of workers

The industry placement could be entirely focused around a project that the employer would like to complete but has never had the time or resource to commit to, or it could be completing tasks associated with the sector in a supportive capacity. There are countless ways to develop the talent pipeline of the future whilst developing your business.

At the College, we appreciate that supporting a work placement student can be time-consuming. We will manage the entire process closely with you and support the student if issues arise. Employers can interview students or rely on the College to place students with each business tailored needs in mind. Notre Dame will also provide a dedicated staff member to support the students’ manager and other supervisory staff in the workplace, thus reducing the bureaucracy and time constraints as much as possible to enable each organisation to prosper.

If you are interested in offering an industry placement, please email tlevels@notredamecoll.ac.uk or enquiries@notredamecoll.ac.uk

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