Notre Dame’s T Level Health students have gained industry placements with prestigious and competitive employers thanks to their exemplary performance at a recent assessment day.
On Thursday March 10, all 15 of our lower sixth T Level Health students visited Enterprise House in the centre of Leeds. The assessment day they attended there was coordinated by Leeds Health and Care Academy, which “design[s] and deliver[s] collaborative learning and development opportunities for all health and care staff across the city of Leeds.” The Academy is “working in partnership with Notre Dame Catholic Sixth Form College and Leeds City College to offer Health T Level students industry placements across the city’s health and care sector.” (Find out more here.)
During their visit, our students took part in a carousel of activities and workshops, all designed to showcase their employability skills to potential employers, and prepare them for the long-term industry placement that is a core component of the T Level. They worked in groups to complete a value-based task, delivered a presentation to an employer panel, and completed a rigorous interview. Our students also learnt more about healthcare careers thanks to I Care… Ambassadors sessions, a national initiative that aims to inspire and motivate people to consider working in the health and care sector.
Head of Careers Anna Dickinson commented, “Our students fully embraced the assessment day, dressing smartly and behaving professionally, which really impressed the employers. They commented on the confidence of our students, noting how well prepared they were, and how the recent employability preparation sessions offered by Notre Dame had benefitted them.”
As a result, Notre Dame’s students have been offered long-term industry placements with employers including The Leeds Teaching Hospitals, Leeds Community Healthcare, and Leeds City Council.
Head of Health & Social Care Jenny Thompson said, “A huge thank you to all staff involved and who supported students on the day. We’re looking forward to our students starting their long-term industry placements in Sept 2022.”