Group Industry Placements

Group Industry Placements will provide you with the opportunity to experience the working practices of an employer considered a leader in their field.

Delivery is conducted face-to-face or virtually, and offering this as a group opportunity will enable you to discuss your learnings with others. Please note, the virtual group placements are not routinely recorded.

How to book: To book onto a Group Industry Placement, you will need to create a profile or log in to the Professional Development Platform (PDP).


Please see below a list of upcoming placements:

Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care

Animal Care and Management: The science of animal sentience and giving animals a better life

Date and time: Friday 7 June, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speakers:

  • Lee Read, Prevention and Education Project Lead at the RSPCA
  • Chole Stevens, Senior Scientific Officer, Animals in Science Department at the RSPCA
  • Tayla Hammond, Welfare Outcome Analyst, at RSPCA Assured
  • Anne Rogers, Technical Adviser for Land Based at City & Guilds

Summary: Join us for this essential Animal Care and Management T Level session, exploring topics around the science of animal sentience and giving animals a better life with the RSPCA and RSPCA Assured plus updates on the T Level from City & Guilds.

Topics covered will include:

  • Perspectives in animal care and giving animals a better life, with Lee Read
  • The science of animal sentience, with Chole Stevens
  • Standards and Welfare Outcome Assessments, with Tayla Hammond
  • The Animal Care and Management T Level, centre support and resources with Anne Rogers

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care: A full day placement in Land Engineering at CLAAS

Date and time: Wednesday 3rd July 2024, 9.30am – 4pm

Speakers:

  • Joe Bonito, Head of Academy and Apprenticeship team
  • Aaron Geary, Technical Instructor for Engines
  • John Kireia, Senior Apprentice Trainer at CLAAS’ UK headquarters

Summary: Join us for an unmissable full day exploring Land Engineering including emissions, ad blue technology, CAN bus and diagnostics.

The first half of the day will focus on Emissions and ad blue technology exploring:

  • What are emissions, why are they a problem and how are they created?
  • What are emissions regulations?
  • How can these emissions be reduced?

After lunch the focus will switch to CAN bus and diagnostics and will explore:

  • What is diagnostics and the mentality behind fault finding
  • Using this back bone to look into mechanical faults, hydraulic and electrical faults moving into CAN bus
  • What is it and why do we use CAN bus
  • Testing of CAN bus
  • Diagnostics in practice

The afternoon will include a group workshop activity to test CAN bus / other system.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Business and Administration

Business and Administration: An insight into business operations within different industries

Date and time: Wednesday 5 June, 1pm – 4pm

Speakers:

  • James Ryall, Fractional COO
  • David Harnett-Holmes, COO at Timeline Television
  • Ian Lloyd, Operations Director at Amtico Flooring

Summary: Join this online session with operations experts and industry professionals from organisations including Project Bonsai, Timeline Television and Amtico Flooring as they discuss “operations” and what it involves within their day-to-day business.

James Ryall is a Fractional COO working across a portfolio of businesses and is an experienced operations leader focusing on the Financial and Adtech sectors. James is passionate about bringing together all areas of a business in a harmonised manner, reducing process friction and aligning towards the common goals of the organisation. During this session James will be exploring:

  • Operations being the backbone of a business
  • Operations for start-up businesses
  • Putting infrastructure and mechanisms in place
  • Ensuring the business can run in the background

David Harnett-Holmes is the COO at Timeline Television and will be taking us through what operations involves at a TV company including:

  • His role as COO and the wide variety of functions and services managed
  • The operational delivery of TV shows from creation of the programmes to them appearing on your TV set at home
  • Different components requiring management including finance, systems and processes, etc.
  • Client and stakeholder relations
  • Finding and managing staff with the right skill sets
  • Technical production
  • How does the show get on to your TV at home

Ian Lloyd is the Operations Director at Amtico Flooring. He has proven expertise including: applying Lean tools and techniques, manufacturing management, logistics, production planning, customer services and despatch, supplier and customer quality, production engineering, project management and coordinating resources effectively for quick adaption between different environments while meeting stringent constraints. During this session, Ian and his team will cover all aspects of operations at Amtico Flooring. Talks include:

  • Ian Lloyd, Operations Director – Introduction to Amtico
  • Becky Charles, Health, Safety and Environment Manager – Health and safety, environmental activities, and compliance
  • Martin Stott, Business Systems Manager – Legal compliance and auditing
  • Chris Robinson Hart – Sustainability
  • Jim Morris – Continuous Improvement Manager – Lean manufacturing
  • Gary Wilson, R&D Manager – R&D / Innovation
  • Tony Robertshaw, Total Quality Manager
  • Emma Neal, HR Manager – People
  • Nancy Hewitt, Senior Market Insight Analyst
  • Emma Hopkins, Senior Marketing Executive

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Catering and Hospitality

There are currently no placements available. Please check again later.

Construction and the Built Environment

Construction: A one day visit to Scolmore International at their Tamworth site

Date and time: Thursday 27 June, 9am – 5pm

Speakers: Neil McManus, Technical Engagement Engineer, Scolmore International Ltd

Summary: Since their incorporation in 1989, Scolmore International has become a significant force in the electrical accessory market. Scolmore International design, develop, manufacture and distribute a vast range of wiring accessories. They are a family run company based in the Midlands and they are passionate about supporting the electrical industry. Their Product Development Team are constantly tracking market trends, building regulations and approval standards, so that they continue to increase their product range to meet the ever-changing needs of their UK and international customers.

During your day at Scolmore International you will:

  • take part in a site tour and a face-to-face session on installing and programming smart home technology and look at its benefits for smart homes
  • learn about the different ranges of lighting used for emergencies and escape routes by industry and commercial businesses and how these are designed, including relevant regulations
  • see demonstrations on the BIM ordering tool
  • hear about the latest impact of legislative changes on the electrical industry and the new regulations which apply, including amendment 2 and part 7 of the BS7671 wiring regulations
  • take part in a Q&A session with key staff including Jake Green Head of Technical Engagement and Neil McManus, Technical Engagement Engineer.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Creative and Design

Media, Broadcast and Production: Half day visit to ITV at the world-famous Television Centre in London

Date and time: Wednesday 12 June, 1pm – 4.30pm

Speakers: Laura Scougall, Head of Outreach & Production Early Careers at ITV Academy

Summary: Spend an afternoon visiting the home of ITV in London at the world-famous Television Centre in White City. Home to This Morning, Loose Women and Saturday Night Takeaway, you will be hosted by Laura Scougall, Head of Outreach & Production Early Careers, who will explain the structure of ITV, the role of ITV Academy and talk through some of the ITV roles relevant to the T Level and progression opportunities for T Level learners. Included in the afternoon will be a tour of relevant areas at White City.

This placement is limited to two people per provider to allow everyone to access this exclusive opportunity. This afternoon can be shaped by you, and we welcome your particular content requests. We will be in touch with those that book the placement in the month before with a survey for you to submit your requests.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Creative and Design: Full-day visit to the Royal Opera House

Date and time: Wednesday 3 July, 10am – 4pm

Speakers: Sarah Waterman, Apprenticeships and Work Experience Manager, Royal Opera House

Summary: Spend the day visiting the home of the Royal Opera and Royal Ballet at the Royal Opera House, where you will be hosted by Sarah Waterman, Apprenticeships and Work Experience Manager.

The day will involve an introduction to ROH as an organisation before a chance to tour the facilities and preview a Royal Ballet rehearsal. After lunch you will have a backstage tour of the different departments that help put the shows together and keep the building running including planning, build, and stage teams; props, wigs and costume teams; and IT and marketing teams. You will meet people in each work room who will talk about their career routes and the technical work they carry out before you head back into the theatre auditorium to watch the whole stage being changed ready for the evening performance. The day will conclude with a staff and apprentice Q&A panel focussed on “How to get a job in Theatre”.

This placement is limited to two people per provider to allow everyone to access this exclusive opportunity.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.

Digital

Digital: Exploring cyber security perspectives and themes with industry professionals from IBM and Lloyds Banking Group

Date and time: Wednesday 15 May, 12.30pm – 3.30pm

Speakers:

  • Martin Borrett, Technical Director, IBM Security (UKI)
  • Elizabeth Irvine, Senior Digital Cyber Security Engineer, Lloyds Banking Group
  • James Lane, Sector Manager for Digital, Creative and Design, NCFE
  • Sonja Lewis, Head of Qualifications and Careers, UK Cyber Security Council

Summary: Join us for this essential Digital T Level afternoon session exploring cyber security perspectives and themes with industry professionals from IBM, Lloyds Banking Group, NCFE and the UK Cyber Security Council.

In this session, the speakers will be covering:

Martin Borrett: “An Industry perspective on the cyber threat landscape and approaches for organisations” 

  • Cybersecurity threat landscape 
  • Financial impact of a data breach 
  • The ‘Boom’ moment key concepts, e.g. ‘Zero Trust’ 
  • Technical controls, the role technology plays in protecting organisations 
  • The future of cybersecurity

Elizabeth Irvine: “How we protect the UK’s largest Digital bank”

  • The evolving threat landscape on UK Financial Services
  • Lloyd’s Banking Group’s proactive approach to protecting their services
  • Common attacks and mitigating actions
  • Controls in action – a case study
  • What Lloyd’s Banking Group is looking to do, zero trust concepts
  • What’s next: How Lloyd’s Banking Group is building a talent pipeline to future proof their Cyber Team

James Lane: “The Digital Support Services T Level and the Cyber Security Specialism”

  • Overview of the Digital Business Services and Business Support Services T Levels
  • The cyber security specialism 
  • Resources to support teaching career pathways and progression routes for T Level learners

Sonja Lewis: “Demystifying Careers in Cyber Security” 

  • The role of the UK Cyber Security Council
  • Demystifying cyber careers
  • Cyber careers framework
  • Cyber career routes

There will be plenty of opportunity to put your questions to our speakers in a live Q&A.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Digital: Leading in the Era of AI with Microsoft

Date and time: Friday 28 June, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speakers:

  • Robin Lester, Senior Cloud Solutions Architect (Data and AI) working in the Microsoft partner ecosystem specialising in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Databases.
  • Dan Figueiredo, Global AI Technology Strategist at Microsoft. Dan’s role is to lead on global partner capacity development to future-proof partner growth, and excite, enable, and empower partners to build innovative and differentiated Microsoft Cloud solutions that result in exceptional customer success.
  • Paul Ford, Senior Technology Strategist, Microsoft in Education Team.

Summary: Join us for this essential Digital T Level session exploring themes around “Leading in the Era of AI” with Microsoft.

During the presentations and discussions, Dan and Robin will explore the fascinating world of Generative AI, a branch of artificial intelligence that focuses on creating and generating new content. They will delve into the concept of Responsible AI and its profound impact on education, as well as examine practical examples of Generative AI in action. Finally, they will discuss the future of this technology and its potential to reshape various industries.

Robin Lester will be discussing “The Sociological impact with practical examples of Gen AI”:

  • What is Gen AI?
  • Responsible AI and impact on education
  • Practical examples of Gen AI
  • Future of this technology

Dan Figueiredo will be discussing how Microsoft is “Leading in the Era of AI” through:

  • AI Transformation
  • Copilot Ecosystem
  • Azure AI
  • Generative AI
  • Responsible AI

Paul Ford will be discussing how we ensure all learners have opportunities to develop skills for the digital economy through immersive experiences, standards-aligned content, and industry-recognized certifications through:

  • State of education and our commitment to development
  • Skills: a global perspective
  • Pace of change
  • Challenges we all face
  • What is future-ready
  • Solutions

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Education and Early Years

Education and Early Years: Storytelling as a teaching tool with Epic Tales

Date and time: Friday 17 May, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speakers: Chip Colquhoun, Author & Storyteller at Epic Tales

Summary: Join this interactive online session with Chip Colquhoun as he explores storytelling as a teaching tool and the importance of story led learning for children and young people. Storyteller, author, performer, publisher and musician, Chip Colquhoun is the founder and lead storyteller at Epic Tales. Chip has been working with children all around the world since 2007, helping them grow, achieve, and learn to love reading, writing and stories. Chip uses traditional techniques that have enthralled audiences since the dawn of language, stimulating children to invest in their learning – be it for literacy, PSHE, science, or any other subject. He also wrote the EU’s guidance on using storytelling in schools.

In this session, Chip will be discussing:

  • Storytelling – background, why is it needed and when was it introduced into the curriculum?
  • Concept – How do you teach reading for pleasure? How do you help children to enjoy reading?
  • Method – A method for all ages and all abilities and exploring how to do it, how do teachers then use it?
  • Teaching the whole curriculum through storytelling – English, maths, science, etc.
  • The neuroscience behind the approach and how it improves learning and literacy
  • The National English Hub and the handbook for teachers to inspire the love of reading.

The session will also include the opportunity for networking with other T Level colleagues and time for a Q&A session with Chip.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Education and Early Years: Speech and language therapy support for autistic learners

Date and time: Tuesday 4 June, 9.30am – 12.30pm

Speakers: Kim Mears, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, and Laura Gomersall, Head of Children’s Services and Specialist Speech and Language Therapist, Autism Early Support

Summary: Laura and Kim are specialist speech and language therapists who have a range of experience working with autistic children and supporting their families in school and at home, using a neurodivergent informed approach to enable advocacy and empower communicative choices. This will be a practical and interactive online session where you will be able to work in specific age groups (EYFS, primary and secondary) to explore and discuss working with speech and language therapists to support autistic learners and their families.

The following topics will be covered:

  • terminology for autism and speech and language therapy
  • understanding communication differences including sensory, language and social communication
  • when to refer to speech and language therapy
  • what a neurodiverse affirming speech and language therapy assessment might consist of
  • suggestions for collaborative goal setting and ideas for general strategies to support communication for autistic learners.

This event will also include the opportunity for networking with other T Level colleagues and time for a Q&A session with the speakers.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.

Engineering and Manufacturing


Engineering and Manufacturing: Flying through the T Level core at the Air & Space Institute

Date and time: Thursday 27 June, 9.30am – 3.30pm

Speakers: Ross Tarnowski, Assistant Principal at Lincoln College

Summary: Experience the future of aviation training at ASI Newark’s state-of-the-art facility, set to open its doors to students in early September 2024.

In this exclusive group industry placement you will have access to cutting-edge facilities that are truly out of this world. The Airbus A318, which landed on site in October 2023, is being transformed into an A320 Neo – the latest aircraft flying through the skies of Europe and beyond – reinforcing the commitment to providing the latest cutting-edge technology in the learning environment.

Spend a day at the Air & Space Institute exploring mechanical, electrical engineering and mechatronic principles from the T Level core all through the lens of the aviation sector. Ross Tarnowski, Assistant Principle, and his team will explore how key T Level core content is applied in the world of aviation, and what opportunities there are for T Level graduates to join the Aerospace sector.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.

Hair and Beauty

There are currently no placements available. Please check again later.

Health and Science

Science: How technology is shaping the world of science, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical research and development

Date and time: Wednesday 26 June, 12pm – 3pm

Speakers:

  • Dan Archer (MFA, MA), Chief Executive Officer at Empathetic Media Health
  • Mark Archer, Chief Commercial Officer at Empathetic Media Health
  • Heather Carre-Skinner, Director and Principal Consultant at Fieldfare Consulting
  • Lee Larcombe, Founder, Director – Bioinformatics discovery CRO at Apexomic

Summary: Join us at this unmissable Industry Insight Group Industry Placement for Science T Level teachers as we explore how technology is shaping the world of science, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical research and development. Our speakers will share unique insights into the use of technology across Health, Science and Healthcare Science.

Dan Archer and Mark Archer will discuss immersive technology for the Biopharma Business including:

  • What are biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies (biopharma) trying to achieve?
  • Why does biopharma need immersive technology like Augmented Reality (AR) / Virtual Reality (VR) / Extended Reality (XR)?
  • Examples of their work including: VR vaccination challenges in rural Kenya; VR challenges faced by Hepatitis C patients in the UK prison system and homeless shelters; and VR/AR interactive educational experience for the world’s first gene therapy for haemophilia A.

Heather Carre-Skinner will discuss her work in Quality and Regulatory Affairs. In her presentation, Heather will look at what types of software are regulated, what compliance frameworks are currently being used as well as the risks to everyday patients if compliance is not followed.

Lee Larcombe (PhD) will cover:

  • An introduction to the field of bioinformatics, briefly covering the history of the subject and how it is used in research today to answer challenging questions in the biotech and pharmaceutical industries.
  • The role of “bioinformatician” and the mixture of skills and knowledge that individuals need to develop to take on this technical and interdisciplinary work.

Following each presentation there will be live Q&As where you can put your questions to our guests.

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.


Science: Physics in Science T Level at the National Space Academy

Date and time: Wednesday 26 June, 10am – 4pm

Speakers: Peter Wesson, National Space Academy

Summary: Spend a day at the National Space Academy exploring the physics content of the Science T Level through the lens of space with your host, Pete Wesson. Pete develops physics programmes for the National Space Academy and UK schools, he also helps to develop cross-curricular, careers, and skills focussed programmes. Pete is an experienced Physics teacher with a background in Engineering, he has been teaching Physics in secondary schools for nearly a decade. Pete and his team will use a space context to deliver physics topics in a hands-on, interactive, and engaging way. You will improve your physics knowledge, gain clarity on some physics and space science misconceptions and you will gain experience with some engaging hands-on activities that can be easily replicated in the classroom.

Areas of focus will include:

  • The space environment and human survival, temperature, pressure and dangers of radiation
  • Pollution, climate change and using the electromagnetic spectrum to protect the Earth
  • Comet impacts and kinetic energy models
  • Gravity and gravitational fields, equations of motion and Newtonian mechanics
  • The importance of magnetic fields and their interactions with charged particles
  • Thermodynamics and spacecraft systems

How to book: To book onto this placement, please create an account or login to the Professional Development Platform.

Legal, Finance and Accounting

There are currently no placements available. Please check again later.