Designed with employers, for employers

With employers facing a skills shortage that could impact their future success, the government have responded by working alongside hundreds of employers to design a suite of T Level courses that deliver the skills organisations say they need. Each T Level is equivalent in size to 3 A levels and helps young people develop the knowledge, attitude and practical skills to thrive in the workplace. At the heart of each course, every T Level student completes an industry placement that lasts a minimum of 315 hours (approximately 45 days). Industry placements give the employer a unique opportunity to help develop new talent in their industry and get young people work-ready. 

Benefits include:

  • Attracting motivated young people to your business, bringing in imaginative and new ideas 
  • Improving the recruitment pipeline for your business 
  • Addressing local and national skills gaps by helping young people develop the skills your industry needs 
  • Developing existing staff’s mentoring and management skills 
  • Building a more diverse and creative workforce 
  • Playing an important role in the local community 
  • Building partnerships with local training and education providers 
  • Saving recruitment costs by providing the opportunity to see what the young person can offer, on a no-obligation employment basis.

Industry Placements

Finding the right education provider is key. 

 When it comes to supporting industry placements, SCG plays a pivotal role. An effective partnership between us, the employer and the student, leads to the successful design, delivery and completion of the industry placement. By contacting us you have taken the first steps on this journey.  

Support you can expect from us

We are responsible for helping you to deliver a safe, high-quality industry placement. We will equip the student with appropriate technical knowledge and employability skills for your workplace.

In addition to delivering quality training which matches the placement role and prepares the student for the placement, we’ll work with you and the student:

  • on a realistic recruitment process
  • to find a suitable placement model (for example, block or day release) that suits everyone
  • to make sure the placement is monitored and safe for the student

Before the placement

We will: 

  • carry out required health and safety checks
  • make sure required safeguarding checks and procedures are in place
  • support you to understand the correct levels of insurance required
  • work with you to capture the detail of the placement arrangement in a formal plan that defines the learning goals and objectives for the student

During the placement

Throughout the placement, there will be regular communication and support from us for you and your students. Your teams will be providing supervision and mentoring support for the students.

We will:

  • monitor the placement, agreeing on the frequency and timing of monitoring visits or calls for both you and the student
  • plan and carry out regular reviews with the student and supervisor to monitor progress against the placement plan and where any questions or concerns can be raised and addressed
  • carry out formal mid-placement and end-of-placement reviews to capture learning and provide feedback to the student

After the placement

We will:

  • At the end of each placement, we encourage a review of the work placement experience from all parties’ points of view to identify successes, lessons learned and areas for improvement.
  • We recommend gathering the views of staff who supported different aspects of the placement to provide a rounded picture. 
  • To support this review and learning, we contribute to an end-of-placement review with the student. This is a great way to reflect on the student’s experience, to learn lessons and consider the next steps for all parties.
  • A review after the student placement has ended may provide a different form of discussion about what did and did not work. We welcome this evaluation, helping you decide whether your organisation will offer future work placements, perhaps extending to other areas of your organisation, or whether you want to stay in touch with the student for future work experience or job opportunities.