Industry placements provide work based learning opportunities for both the student and employer.

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  • Funding Flow Chart

  • The Apprenticeship Levy

Industry Placements require the employer to provide 45-60 day placement (equivalent to a minimum of 315 hours) as part of the student’s college course; in preparation for the introduction of Technical Levels in 2020. Our Industry Placements team are working with local employers and organisations from all sectors to develop students technical and employability skills - getting them ready for the world of work.

There are a number of associated benefits for employers who are integrating industry placements into their corporate strategy which include:

Why should my business get involved?

  • To encourage your employees to coach and mentor
  • To welcome the introduction of youthful thinking and ideas
  • To help address the current and future skills needs in your sector
  • To strengthen your recruitment pipeline
  • To raise the ambitiouns of young people in your area

What does my business need to do?

  • Provide a work placements (a minimum of 315 hours over the duration of the course) for a student undertaking a qualification that is directly relevant to a role within your organisation
  • Identify a mentor/team leader who would be responsible for the student and their work placement
  • Provide opportunities for the student to develop their skills within a safe working environment
  • Comply with all the Health & Safety requirements and guidelines

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Over 3000 companies across the Leeds City Region have benefited from working with us.