Local employers will be able to claim a £1,000 cash boost for every T Level student they host on a high-quality industry placement, as part of a new incentive scheme.
T Levels are equivalent to three A Levels and combine classroom study with industry placements, with students spending at least 45 days (or 315 hours) with an employer. They offer local businesses an excellent chance to nurture a talent pipeline for the future and to help students gain vital hands-on experience.
The incentive fund is designed to offer support to employers impacted by the pandemic, to ensure they can continue to host placements. Employers will be able to claim for up to 20 students for the available T Level subject areas from 27 May 2021 until July 2022.
Welcoming the extra cash incentive, Central Devon MP Mel Stride said:
“I would encourage any local employer in my constituency who can provide an industry placement for a T-level student to seriously consider doing so. It will not only help a young person embark on a path to a successful career but it is an opportunity for their business to benefit from the student’s contribution.”
The first three T Levels in Education & Childcare, Design, Surveying & Planning for Construction, and Digital Production, Design & Development and were introduced in September 2020. A further seven will be available from September 2021 in subjects including Healthcare, Science and Onsite Construction. More subjects, including Finance, Media, Broadcast and Production and Legal Services, will be introduced from 2022 and 2023.
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