Industry placements – supporting your workforce development


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An industry placement is an extended period of structured time that a student spends in your workplace, developing real skills and making a meaningful contribution to your organisation.

Many employers are already offering industry placements, which is a fundamental part of T Levels – a new course designed by employers for 16-19-year-olds, which combines classroom learning with an industry placement (at least 315 hours, equivalent to 45 days).

In this 1.5 hour webinar, we’ll give you an overview of what industry placements are, how they might contribute to your workforce development, and the government support now available to help you now.

The webinar will cover:

  • what are industry placements and T Levels?
  • the benefits to you of offering industry placements, for example: cost-effective channels for recruitment, fresh ideas, talent pipeline, reputation in your community / industry
  • how industry placements, apprenticeships, and work experience can work together
  • roles and responsibilities: for you as the employer; the student; and the education provider
  • case study insights from employers already offering placements in construction
  • the government support available to help you now

Who is this webinar for?

This event is for anyone who would like to know the latest about industry placements. The content has been designed with HR/Learning and Development staff/Team Managers in mind.

Delivered by: SDN

The workshop has been commissioned by the Department for Education and will be delivered by SDN. SDN has been at the forefront of helping organisations to explore how apprenticeships and technical education can contribute to the development of their workforce.

We need to obtain your consent to take, hold and share personal data, which will include name, email address, contact number and relevant information about your organisation.

All personal information stored on the (SDN) system will be treated as confidential and will adhere to data privacy requirements. Your details will not be shared beyond the DfE, SDN and a DfE commissioned external evaluation body.

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