With every T level student requiring 315 hours experience on an industry placement, the CBI Technical Education Working Group explored how more businesses could be encouraged step up and deliver placements for young people. We were pleased to be joined by the Department for Education and Strategic Development Network (SDN) to discuss how placements can best enable firms to access and develop talent.
Interested in industry placements? - Top 3 takeaways
- What’s required: Hosting a T level industry placement should involve offering projects and tasks for students that will help them learn relevant practical and technical skills. Employers should provide an induction, mentoring and supervision for young people and offer feedback on the skills, knowledge and behaviours demonstrated and required.
- Flexibility for firms: Placements can be held over a condensed or longer period, both through regular work experience and through projects. A placement can be split over two employers and firms can screen young people