This occasion marks the culmination of hard work, dedication, and determination by our young learners as they take the next step towards fulfilling their career aspirations.
What are T Levels?
T Levels are a cutting-edge qualification that combines classroom learning with industry placements, providing students with the skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the real world. As a forward-thinking local authority, Essex County Council have always believed in the power of education to transform lives and open doors of opportunity.
With a strong focus on industry placements, students gain hands-on experience that bridges the gap between theory and practice. This unique approach empowers students to be job-ready, making them highly sought-after by employers in our region and beyond.
Our very own Management & Administration T Level students have recently completed their first year in Industry Placement with our Business Support Team and they look forward to re-joining the team for their second year after a well-earned break over the summer. Some of our students have even accepted paid work with the team during their holidays.
One of our Students, Bradley, is really pleased he chose T Levels:
“Originally, I was going to do a BTEC course, but T Levels were suggested so I went for it! I chose to do T Levels because I wanted to earn money, get work experience and a qualification all at the same time, and it’s been a great experience so far!”
Chloe, has told us how her Industry placement with ECC has helped her decide on her future career:
“When I interviewed for my T Level Industry Placement at ECC I was interested in learning more about Adoption and Fostering. I’ve had the opportunity to attend meetings in this service area and have shadowed Minute Takers which has given me a chance to learn more and now I’m considering a career in Social Care”
Sid tells us about his experience so far:
“My industry placement at ECC has been really stable and the mentors have been brilliant, I have learned lots about what Business Support does at ECC, including reception duties and minute taking. My career aspirations are in Finance. I have also been given the opportunity to do some paid summer work which will help me further develop my skills and work experience. I looking into a career here at ECC after the course”
As we celebrate the successes our current T Level students have had so far, we are also eagerly looking ahead to the future. We are delighted to announce that our next cohort of students will be commencing their T Level journey this November. The Entry to Work team have expanded the offer and placements will now be available within:
- Business Support
- The Registration Service
- Adopt East
- Organisation Design & Talent Management
To prospective students and their families, we encourage you to explore the diverse range of T Level courses on offer, and if you enroll on a Management & Administration T Level at either Chelmsford College or South Essex College this year, we may even see you at our Assessment Day!
If you’re interested in joining us on this exciting educational journey, don’t hesitate to reach out to your local Training Providers and find out more about T Level courses. Let’s unlock the potential of our youth and build a thriving future together!
For more information, please get in touch with our Entry to Work team at firstname.lastname@example.org