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WHAT ARE INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS?

Have a look at the case study in each of the specific skill areas below for an introduction to industry placements.

An industry placement is a shift from traditional work experience to a longer, more structured placement in the workplace for young people to develop real work skills and make a meaningful contribution to your organisation. Placements will last at least 315 hours (approx. 45 days).

Industry placements are happening now - to prepare for T Levels, employers are partnering with local colleges and schools to trial industry placements. Industry 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. Industry placements will be a part of T Levels, new courses for 16-19-year olds that have been designed by employers.

In September 2020, the government launches T Levels: a new qualification for students aged 16 to 19 who’ve finished GCSEs. They will sit alongside A levels and apprenticeships to give young people the technical and practical skills needed to be an asset in the workplace. T Levels will combine classroom learning with a substantial industry placement.

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WHY OFFER
INDUSTRY PLACEMENTS

Industry placements give you:

  • Fresh ideas and input from the next generation
  • A talent pipeline for the future
  • A way for you to fill skills gaps
  • A chance for staff to develop supervisory and mentoring skills
  • An opportunity to build a more diverse workforce
  • An enhanced reputation in your community

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