T Levels and industry placement support for employers


About industry placements

Find out more about what industry placements and T Levels are, and how they could work in your business.

Business benefits

Discover the benefits of hosting an industry placement at your company, including the £1,000 employer incentive.

Plan industry placements

Guidance to help you plan, including information about legal compliance, working with providers and paying students.

During industry placements

How to work with students while they are on a placement, and end-of-placement reviews.

Skill areas and case studies

Discover the skill areas that industry placements cover and find out what placement students can offer.

Workshops and webinars

Online events to help you understand, plan and prepare to offer industry placements.

About T Levels

T Levels are a new qualification for students aged 16-19 who've finished GCSEs. They sit alongside A Levels and apprenticeships to give young people the technical and practical skills needed to be an asset in the workplace.

T Levels combine classroom learning with a substantial industry placement.

Video transcript

Industry placements are really important to us because they're a way of us bringing in new perspectives on to the work that we're planning and delivering.

Our organisation has benefited from being involved with these placements because we're seeing the best and the brightest coming through that are eager to learn.

From our point of view we feel these longer placements works really well both for us and for the students.

The more of us that get on board we're trying to get people into work - whether it's through an apprenticeship, or through direct entry or through an industry placement - is really critical to helping sustain our future workforce.

So it's vitally important for us to have placements so we can bring them in, nurture them, help them with their training and hopefully retain them at the end of their qualification.

The important thing is to look at it as an opportunity and appreciate the impact that young people can have if given that opportunity and understanding how they can flourish and then really actually add value to your business.

Find your nearest T Level provider

Search for schools and colleges to offer industry placements to.

Contact us

Have questions, or interested in offering an industry placement? Get in touch.

Online and phone

Use our online contact form to ask a question or if you're ready to offer an industry placement.

You'll usually receive a reply within 2 working days.

Or call us on 0800 150 600 (choose option 4), between 8am to 8pm, Monday to Friday.

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Tailored support sessions

If you need more help getting ready to host an industry placement, we offer free, tailored support.

Our industry placement specialists are here to help you plan, prepare and deliver your industry placement through one-to-one phone calls or online group sessions.

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