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Businesses and employers link up to promote the benefits of T Levels for young people

Businesses connected and networked with T Level employers and providers at the T Level Employer Support Conference (South East) last week, which was attended by over 90 people, mainly employers from across the SELEP area.

The day included an overview of T Levels from Andrea Kay, Policy Lead at the DfE, a regional perspective from SELEP’s Skills Lead Louise Aitken and an insight into the Local Skills Improvement Plan (LSIP) from Andy Sparks of Essex Chambers of Commerce.

Delegates also heard from Dale Gregory at Anglia Ruskin University about how effective T Levels are as a pathway to university and apprenticeships and from Nabil Mugharbel at Mid-Kent College about how they work in practice and benefit employers. Following table discussions sharing experiences of T Level, delegates heard from a panel of employers and students about their experiences and including perspectives from Titan Airways, ISG, Gallagher and Kent Scientific Services. The resounding message was ‘just do it, you won’t regret it and you’ll gain so much from having a T level student.’

T Levels are the government’s flagship technical education programme, combining in-classroom learning and a substantial industry placement. Hosting industry placements is helping businesses to grow their talent pipeline, bring in new skills and attract young people.

The event on 25 January, held in partnership with SELEP, the Department for Education, and Strategic Development Network (SDN) supported employers to find out more about T Levels and start planning for placements.

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