1. You get access to fresh talent and ideas
T Level students have to do an industry placement as part of their programme. This is the bit they are most excited about, so are are eager to learn and apply their knowledge in the real-world.
They can often bring new perspectives, creativity and enthusiasm to your projects, helping you see things in a new light. You can also shape their development and influence their career choices, creating a loyal and skilled workforce for the future.
2. You save time and money on recruitment and training
T Level students are ready to hit the ground running. They also come with a dedicated tutor and support network, who can help them adapt to your workplace and overcome any challenges they face. You don’t have to spend time and money on advertising, screening and interviewing candidates, or on providing extensive induction and training programmes. Instead, offering industry placements can become part of your new talent pipeline as you offer jobs to the best on completion.
3. You enhance your reputation and social impact
By offering industry placements to T Level students, you show the local community that you are committed to investing in young people and supporting their education and career aspirations. You also contribute to the development of your company and area.
4. T Level students are trained in the latest technologies
Not only are T Level students trained to use the latest technologies but also with the most recent standards and practices, giving you access to cutting-edge skills and knowledge. You can benefit from the insights and feedback of the T Level providers (schools and colleges), who can help you identify skills gaps and training needs in your sector.
5. You enjoy a flexible and rewarding experience
T Level students are available for work placements of 45 days or more, which can usually be spread across the academic year or done in a block. You can sometimes choose the number of students you want to take on, the duration and timing of their placements, and the tasks and projects they will work on.
You can also benefit from the support of the T Level providers, who can help you plan and organise the placements, match you with suitable students, and provide ongoing guidance and assistance. You will also have the satisfaction of seeing the students grow in confidence and competence, and of making a positive difference in their lives.