T Levels for Employers
T-Levels have been developed to make students and employers’ lives easier. With businesses taking part, they help shape the students skill sets that employers will need for the future.
It is mandatory and essential for each T-Level to have to have industry placements. This gives the students opportunities to learn and develop new skills. They can use the valuable information they learn in the classroom and apply it to their practice – becoming informative and advantageous in the workplace.
If the students have a longer duration with the placements, this means that they will learn and understand the crucial elements needed to work in the sector. Employers will be able to educate the students so they are job ready. As a result of this, students will have a more stable employment pathway with the specific course they have chosen.T Level students will spend a minimum of 315 hours over 45-50 days with employers in a role directly relevant to their course. Each T-Level is equivalent in size to 3 A levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.
Why Choose Newham College?
We have built and formed excellent relationships with London’s leading employers. During students’ industry placements, they earn valuable experience – helping them become more confident in the working world.
Our placements help local young people from different backgrounds to get a start in the workplace. From supporting T-Levels you help young people gain confidence and workforce experience, helping your industry grow while also giving students a platform to showcase their skills.
Work experience typically involves a student shadowing you for 1-2 weeks, having not necessarily studied a course relevant to your industry. They are mostly there to observe and experience a first taster of the world of work.
However, industry placements will be for a minimum of 315 hours (45-50 days on average), with students studying a related course meaning they will have relevant skills and knowledge that enable them, after a period of induction, to add value to your business and apply their learning to real work.
Once a placement begins, Newham College will provide support to both the student and line manager throughout the whole placement.
To ensure we meet your requirements we will work with you to find the best student for your organisation. This can involve holding a CV screening and/or interview process.
All students will be studying a technical course that will support the industry placement being offered.
Industry placements are about providing students with high quality, meaningful training, and work experience. Therefore, students are not entitled to a salary as the placement is forming part of a course of further education. There is no legal requirement or expectation that T Level students will be paid.
However, you can pay the student should you wish to, or support the student with their travel and subsistence costs. In the past, some employers have paid or offered free meals, travel costs or both to placement students.
No. All health and safety, insurance and other documents will be given as templates, pre-filled where possible, to minimise your workload and the amount of paperwork required, in addition to any internal processes you will need to complete as a business. Newham College will provide full support for any College documents required.
Students will undergo preparation by the college before coming to you. Clear responsibilities, working hours and other workplace expectations should be set out in the industry placement agreement which is agreed by you, the student and the college prior to the placement.
You should agree with your student what their goals and responsibilities are for the placement at the start and monitor their progress towards these.
Given the opportunity and some initial support, they should be able to add value.