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TOOLS AND GUIDANCE

This toolkit is a bank of practical tools and resources to help you understand, decide, plan and prepare to offer industry placements.

To access tools for the Skill Area you have selected, please select either ‘Raising awareness’, ‘Taking first steps’ or ‘Planning and preparation’ under the Your Journey filter

Government Industry Placement guidance published in July 2020 is now available here

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Making the case for industry placements in my organisation

This PowerPoint presentation helps you brief colleagues on T Levels and industry placements and seek their buy-in. There are notes to guide you in the…

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Myth busting – questions and answers

This tool answers common employer questions about industry placements.

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Which industry placement models could work for you?

This tool helps you understand the pros and cons of a student coming to you a day a week, in a block or a mixture…

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How sole traders, micro businesses or freelancers can get involved in industry placements

This tool gives you hints and tips to make industry placements work in a smaller business.

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The benefits and costs of industry placements

This tool helps you understand the costs and benefits of industry placements to your organisation.

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Roles and responsibilities – supporting learners on their placement

This tool helps you understand and allocate responsibilities for industry placements to different members of staff / departments in your organisation.

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Roles and responsibilities – supporting learners on their placement (for small organisations)

This tool helps smaller organisations understand their roles and responsibilities at different stages of an industry placements.

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Employer voice – hear from an employer about industry placements (education and childcare)

Selby Cottage Childcare Centre shares key points about their experience of offering industry placements during an interview. Open this tool to listen to the interview.

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Employer voice – hear from an employer about industry placements (engineering)

Sunderland City Council shares key points about their experience of offering industry placements during an interview. Open this tool to listen to the interview.

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Employer voice – hear from an employer about industry placements (digital)

CISCO shares key points about their experience of offering industry placements during an interview. Open this tool to listen to the interview.

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Employer voice – hear from an employer about industry placements (construction)

Wilmott-Dixon shares key points about their experience of offering industry placements during an interview. Open this tool to listen to the interview.

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Employer voice – hear from an employer about industry placements (digital)

Sainsburys shares key points about their experience of offering industry placements during an interview. Open this tool to listen to the interview.

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Industry placements – adding value to your organisation

This tool helps you consider and understand how industry placements might contribute to your future workforce development.

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Which T Levels could be relevant to my organisation?

This tool allows you to consider which specific T Level courses (and ‘specialisms’) relate to job roles in your organisation.

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Exploring benefits and costs

This tool helps you to explore the specific costs and benefits of offering industry placements in your organisation.

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Are we ready to offer industry placements? Checklist and action plan

This checklist and action plan template allows you to understand and consider what your organisation needs to do to offer industry placements.

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Working with the right college, school or other types of provider

This tool includes a series of questions and prompts to discuss with colleges, schools or other type of provider, to help you find the right…

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Selecting relevant and appropriate industry placement projects and tasks

This guide gives you examples of tasks you could allocate to industry placement students in different skill areas.

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Planning the content of an industry placement

This tool helps you plan and schedule projects, activities and tasks the student could do during their industry placement.

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Sharing industry placements with other organisations

If you’re unable to offer the full 315+ hours of industry placement, this tool explains how you can share placement hours with other organisations.

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Legal compliance

This tool considers legal compliance issues such as: health and safety, insurance and safeguarding, for you to discuss with the college, school or other type…

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Providing industry placements in rural and remote areas

This tool examines the main challenges rural and remote organisations might face with industry placements with ideas on how to tackle them.

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Making payments to industry placement students

It is not mandatory to pay a student on an industry placement but covering travel costs or paying wages can make a difference to the…

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Selecting students for industry placements

For those who are less experienced or who are not familiar with a structured recruitment practice, this short guide offers a simple approach for you…

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Final preparations checklist

This checklist aims to give you confidence that everything is ready for the day the student arrives.

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Day 1 (Induction) checklist

This induction checklist will help you support students to feel safe, secure and able to thrive during their time with you.

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Helping students learn

This guidance offers suggestions for how you can help students to learn while they are on a placement in your organisation.

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Effective mentoring for industry placement students

This is guidance for mentors. It explains what mentoring is (as opposed to line managing), why do it and how to do it effectively.

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Managing young people who are new to the workplace

A student on an industry placement is moving out of a college or school and into one that’s new. It could be their first time…

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Supporting industry placement students with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

If you are offering (or interested in offering) an industry placement to a student who needs extra support with special educational needs or disabilities, this…

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End-of-placement review with the learner

This guidance and template allows you to give a student constructive feedback at the end of a placement to help them reflect on their placement…

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End-of-placement review with the provider

This guidance and template helps you reflect with the college or school on how the placement has gone. It should help make future placements work…

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