Join us for a Breakfast Meeting with South Essex College to discuss Work Placements and T Levels – Wednesday 4 July 2018


Join us for a Breakfast Meeting at the Thurrock Campus of South Essex College to discuss Work Placements and T Levels with Director of Apprenticeships & Employment Engagement Joanne Giles.

T Levels
T levels are new technical study programmes that will sit alongside apprenticeships and A Levels within a planned reformed skills training system., and are being developed in partnership with Government, business and education.

Key facts about T levels

  • T levels will be level 3 technical study programmes, based on employer-designed standards and content, which will prepare students for highly skilled jobs and enable them to adapt to meet the skills needs of the future. 
  • Students achieving T levels will be able to progress to the highest levels of skilled employment or technical education and training at levels 4, 5 and 6. Progression options will include higher and degree level apprenticeships or higher technical education, including technical degrees. 
  • Apprenticeships and T levels will be based on the same set of standards designed by employers and others but there will be differences in the overall content of each programme, to reflect that apprenticeships are mainly delivered in the workplace, and T levels will mainly be delivered in the classroom. 
  • Students achieving a T level will have the numeracy, literacy, digital skills and wider transferable skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to succeed in occupations relevant to their chosen route and the wider workplace of the future. 
  • T level programmes are substantial and will be high quality. They are likely to be equivalent in size to a three-‘A’-level programme and will have more teaching time built in to enable students to acquire more and better knowledge, skills and behaviours.  

Work Placements (Industry Placements)
Industry placements are about providing students with high quality, meaningful training, not work.

Industry placements will be for a minimum of 45 days, with students studying a related course meaning they will have relevant skills and knowledge that enable them, after a period of induction, to add value to your business.   The structure will be based on your needs as well as those of the local education provider and could be a block of 8-10 weeks, 1-3 days a week, or a mix of both, for 12-24 weeks during term

There are a number of associated direct and indirect benefits for employers by integrating industry placements into their corporate strategy.

  • Resolve entry-level skills shortages:
  • Shape the direction of technical education within your industry:
  • Improve recruitment cost effectiveness:
  • Increase retention rates:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to diversity and better understand customers
  • Increase opportunities for employees to build skills and experience creating greater employee satisfaction
  • Build brand value and corporate reputation

Help shape the future with South Essex College

We have over 280 students requiring industry placements, starting October 2018, across the following subject areas: 

  • Media &Performing Arts               
  • Art & Design                                   
  • Motor vehicle                                   
  • Business                             
  • Catering                                            
  • ICT                                                     
  • Sport & Public Services                 

If you would like to know more and welcome the opportunity to help shape futures, please email Jo Giles, Director of Apprenticeships and Employer Engagement

South Essex College

South Essex College is the largest technical and vocational education and training provider for skills development and progression in Essex.  Catering for over 10,000 students at all levels, across multiple sites in Basildon, Southend and Thurrock.


We are committed to tackling unemployment, creating new jobs and providing a highly skilled workforce to achieve sustainable social and economic  improvements in our region and beyond.

Date:   Wednesday 4th July 2018 7.30am to 9.00am (Breakfast will be provided)
Venue: South Essex College, Thurrock Campus, High St, Grays Essex RM17 6TF
Cost to attend: (Excl. VAT) £15.00 Members and £29.17 Non-Members

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