T-Levels are a new, two-year qualification for 16 to 19 year olds. Designed with employers, each T-Level is equivalent to three A-Levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.
At the heart of each course, a 45-day industry placement will give you early access to the brightest talent entering your market.
For each T-Level placement you offer a young person, you will receive a £1,000 employer incentive payment
An employer's view
Alcimi is a Warrington-based digital transformation company and one of the first local employers to offer T-Level work placements. Here Managing Director Ben Sefton explains what the experience has been like for him and several of the students who worked with Alcimi talk about their placement.
Benefits of offering a placement
Industry placements give you early sight of the new talent coming into your industry. They can help you with recruitment, improve innovation, and increase your organisation’s productivity. They also have important social benefits.
A solution for entry-level jobs
Industry placements are an ideal solution for entry-level skills. They can help you build a pipeline of talent for junior positions or apprenticeships.
You can avoid many of the costs associated with recruitment by working with local colleges and schools to connect with young people who are deciding on their careers.
Develop young people
Placements give you a chance to work alongside the next generation of workers entering your industry, making sure they develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to succeed.
Support for your staff
Better management skills
Placements create opportunities for staff to act as buddies, coaches or line managers to students. This helps existing staff gain management and mentorship skills, both of which are known to increase job satisfaction.
A fresh perspective
For smaller employers, young people can be an invaluable source of new and interesting ideas that can change the way you think about doing business.
Extra help with projects
In an environment where staff are doing multiple roles and struggling to meet difficult deadlines, an industry placement student could help support a key piece of work.
Support your local community
Industry placements create opportunities for a diverse range of 16 to 19 year olds. Diversity helps your organisation understand customers better, creates better performing teams and increases innovation and creativity.
Create shared value
Traditionally, organisations have supported social causes by making charitable donations. Industry placements are different in that they help create ‘shared value’. They’re a way of giving back that benefits the young people in your community as well as your business.
Enhanced brand image
A commitment to industry placements raises your organisation’s profile, locally and nationally, especially as T-Levels gain more public exposure with your customers and clients.
T-Levels available at Priestley
Register an expression of interest
If you would like to offer a T-Level placement please fill out the form below and our work placement coordinator Pam Gardner will get back to you.