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T Levels for Employers

T Levels include a 45-day industry placement that can help you find and develop new talent.

Find your future workforce

T Levels are a new, two-year qualification for 16 to 19 year olds. Designed with employers, each T Level is equivalent to three A levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace.

At the heart of each course, a 45-day industry placement will give you early access to the brightest talent entering your market.

At East Kent Colleges Group we will be delivering T Levels in four routes. These are:

  • Business and Administration
  • Catering and Hospitality
  • Construction
  • Digital
  • Education and Childcare
  • Engineering and Manufacturing
  • Hair, Barbering and Beauty
  • Health and Science
  • Legal, Finance and Accounting

What are the benefits for employers?

There are a range of benefits offered to businesses through the industry placements that T Levels offer. They will give you early sight of the new talent coming into your industry, whilst giving you a clear recruitment pipeline. They can also improve innovation and increase your organisation’s productivity. They also have important social benefits as you’ll be helping to develop the next generation, giving them a chance to shine.


Give recruitment a boost

T Levels will give you a smart solution to entry-level jobs, with industry placements helping you find the right candidates for junior positions or Apprenticeships.

Offering a T Level placement helps you avoid the costs associated with recruitment, as you’ll be working directly with EKC Group to find your future talent directly at its source.

Offering a T Level placement also allows you to work directly with the future workforce of your sector, giving you the opportunity to develop the skills your industry needs for its future success.


Support your existing staff

Your current employees will also get to develop their skills, through mentoring and coaching young people as part of the T Levels placements. It’s widely proven that growing these key management and leadership skills boosts job satisfaction!

East Kent is primarily made up of SMEs. T Level placements can give an SME an invaluable source of new ideas that might be able to innovate the way you do business!

Help support East Kent

Industry placements create opportunities for a diverse range of 16 to 19-year-olds. Diversity helps your organisation understand customers better, creates better performing teams and increases innovation and creativity.

Traditionally, organisations have supported social causes by making charitable donations. Industry placements are different in that they help create ‘shared value’. They’re a way of giving back that benefits the young people in your community as well as your business.

A commitment to industry placements raises your organisation’s profile, locally and nationally, especially as T Levels gain more public exposure with your customers and clients.

Ready to take the next step?

We can offer you all the support you need to find out more about industry placements as part of the T Levels, and start your journey to developing the next generation of talent within your company. Get in touch with us today to find out more.

We are a group of six community-based colleges

Our mission is to play a leading role for East Kent in developing the economic and social prosperity of the diverse communities we serve.