Did you know? Employers can now claim £1,000 cash boost for every T Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement between 27 May 2021 and July 2022.

Email placements@mbro.ac.uk to find out how you can access the funding.

Alongside A Levels, Apprenticeships and Vocational Qualifications, T Levels will become one of the main option for School Leavers in the UK and will replace many of the current vocational qualifications.

As part of the Middlesbrough College Group, the T Level qualification will train students in practical skills and knowledge in their chosen industry, alongside core English, maths and digital skills, and 315 hours of work placement with a relevant employer.

T Level Work Placements

T Level work placements provide students who are studying a vocational course the chance to apply the theory they have learned in a real work setting. Students will spend a minimum of 315 hours working for an employer in a role directly relevant to their course. Through this they will gain technical skills, be prepared for the world of work, and have potential connections to help secure a job once they are ready to apply.

Employer Benefits

  • No cost to the employer
  • Generate a pipeline of talent for entry level jobs, apprenticeships or higher level skills training
  • Work with your future employees and give them the tools to succeed
  • Work with partner employers to split the minimum 315 hour work placement requirement
  • Have a low cost, effective method of recruiting from an untapped skills pool
  • Create a loyal and valued team
  • Achieve greater diversity among your workforce
  • Provide opportunities for existing staff to act as mentors, coaches or line managers through the initiative
  • Help address society’s most critical issues and play an important role in skills development in the area
  • Improve partnerships with education providers and influence learning pathways to help meet the needs of your business and industry

Find out How we Can Support with T Levels

What to expect…

During placement

Regular contact will be maintained with the employer and each student in order to monitor and evaluate student progress as well as health, safety and welfare. We will agree with the employer on how often we meet to review progress and will contact the student regularly. A midpoint review will be organised between the student and employer. This will be held in person and is an opportunity to check in with the student’s progress, review learning objectives and make any changes to improve the second half of the placement. Ongoing safeguarding checks will be carried out as are necessary to ensure the safety of the student whilst working with the employer. We will use reasonable discretion in considering the track record and experience of employers to determine the level of monitoring they may need. If any serious issues arise relating to the student’s performance on the industry placement, we will address
this with the student. Any issues will be raised promptly with the employer and handled appropriately.

Completion of placement

A final review session will be held in person between the assessor, student and the employer at the end of the placement to reflect on the student’s progress. The employer will provide the student with a reference using a standardised template after completion of their placement. Discuss opportunities for progression into full time work or routes into a paid apprenticeship or study/train on a higher level course.