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 over a working day. Offering this as a group opportunity will enable you to discuss your learnings with others.

How to book: To book onto a placement, you will need to create a profile on the Professional Development Platform. On completion of your profile, links to book the Group Industry Placements will be available in the resources section.

Please see below a list of upcoming Group Industry Placements.

Business and Administration

Business Management and Administration with Tesla, Waitrose and Experian

Date and time: Tuesday 28 June 2022, 12:30pm – 4:00pm

Speakers: 

  • Laura Neil – Tesla, Talent Development Manager EMEA
  • Jordan Malak – Tesla, Market Senior HR Partner UK and Ireland
  • Caroline Kinsman – Waitrose, Head of Digital and Social Marketing
  • Richard Donovan – Experian, Global Head of Social Innovation and UK&I Head of Corporate Responsibility

Placement summary: This half day virtual Group Industry Placement is aimed at those delivering, or planning to deliver, the Business Management and Administration T Level. It will provide an insightful and informative virtual session with speakers from Tesla, Waitrose and Experian. Speakers will cover a range of topics including:

  • Tesla: Organisational Structure, how is Tesla different and why? People Development, and the importance and challenge of creating a positive organisational culture
  • Waitrose: Digital and Social Marketing at Waitrose. Upper funnel Digital & Social marketing to drive awareness and engagement. Using digital performance channels to drive online & instore sales. The future of Digital and Social marketing.
  • Experian: Changing expectations, the increased focus on Environmental, Social & Governance (ESG) factors. Community Investment to Corporate Responsibility to ESG – Experian’s integration of ESG into business strategy. Impact – from inputs to outcomes, focus on social elements through innovation and partnerships.

Following their presentations, our speakers will be happy to take questions from attendees and engage in a live audience Q&A.

Target audience: Those delivering or planning to deliver the Business Management and Administration T Level.

How to book: Please book via the Professional Development Platform. Links to book the Group Industry Placements will be available in the resources section.

Construction

Site visit and demonstration of 3D printing and scanning with Create Education

Date and time: Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10am – 1pm

Speakers: Chris Harrison 

Placement summary: This face-to-face live onsite Group Industry Placement will provide an opportunity to visit Create Education’s Technical Centre in Chorley, meet with industry specialists, go on a site tour and take part in demonstrations of 3D printers and scanners. The purpose of this placement is to update teachers’ knowledge of 3D printing and technologies for STEAM in education. Teachers will gain a valuable industry insight from the speakers’ talks and experience, and be able to incorporate examples in their teaching practice to benefit T Level learners.

The visit will be concluded with the opportunity for Q&A and networking.

Target audience: Those delivering or planning to deliver the Digital, Construction and Engineering & Manufacturing T Levels.

How to book: Please book via the Professional Development Platform. Links to book the Group Industry Placements will be available in the resources section.

Digital

Site visit and demonstration of 3D printing and scanning with Create Education

Date and time: Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10am – 1pm

Speakers: Chris Harrison 

Placement summary: This face-to-face live onsite Group Industry Placement will provide an opportunity to visit Create Education’s Technical Centre in Chorley, meet with industry specialists, go on a site tour and take part in demonstrations of 3D printers and scanners. The purpose of this placement is to update teachers’ knowledge of 3D printing and technologies for STEAM in education. Teachers will gain a valuable industry insight from the speakers’ talks and experience, and be able to incorporate examples in their teaching practice to benefit T Level learners.

The visit will be concluded with the opportunity for Q&A and networking.

Target audience: Those delivering or planning to deliver the Digital, Construction and Engineering & Manufacturing T Levels.

How to book: Please book via the Professional Development Platform. Links to book the Group Industry Placements will be available in the resources section.

Engineering and Manufacturing

Site visit and demonstration of 3D printing and scanning with Create Education

Date and time: Tuesday 5 July 2022, 10am – 1pm

Speakers: Chris Harrison 

Placement summary: This face-to-face live onsite Group Industry Placement will provide an opportunity to visit Create Education’s Technical Centre in Chorley, meet with industry specialists, go on a site tour and take part in demonstrations of 3D printers and scanners. The purpose of this placement is to update teachers’ knowledge of 3D printing and technologies for STEAM in education. Teachers will gain a valuable industry insight from the speakers’ talks and experience, and be able to incorporate examples in their teaching practice to benefit T Level learners.

The visit will be concluded with the opportunity for Q&A and networking.

Target audience: Those delivering or planning to deliver the Digital, Construction and Engineering & Manufacturing T Levels.

How to book: Please book via the Professional Development Platform. Links to book the Group Industry Placements will be available in the resources section.

Health and Science

Summer Science Sensation with The Open University

Dates and times:
Wednesday 29 June, Thursday 30 June, Friday 1 July, 3pm – 5pm. Attendance at all three sessions is required for remission.

Speakers:

  • David N. Johnson, Lab Manager
  • Dr. Mike Batham, Lab Manager (School of Life, Health and Chemical Sciences)
  • Brett Keith, Laboratory Manager (School of Life, Health & Chemical Sciences)
  • Tom Webley, Laboratory Manager STEM (School of Physical Sciences)
  • Igor Kraev, PhD Laboratory Manager (EM & Imaging)
  • Dr. Ceri Gwyther, Lab Manager (Faculty of STEM)

Placement summary: Over the 3 sessions the following topics will be covered:

  1. Health & Safety Compliance as related to research labs
  2. Spectroscopy e.g., UV-Vis and FTIR
  3. Laboratory Waste
  4. Day in the life of a lab tech which includes:
    • setting up a completely new and unique experiment
    • the potential consequences to research of poor and/or infrequent calibration
    • GLP and Best Available Technique
    • first-hand experiences of the difficulty of conforming to ISO standards
    • practical ways of and barriers to handling and visualising large sets of data.
  5. Electron Microscopy (EM) event – this session will cover how EM:
    • explores the details of objects, plants and animals, down to few nanometres in scale
    • allows us to detect and identify pathogens
    • allows us to detect disease by looking at how tissue and cells are formed and whether anything crucial is missing
    • is paramount in a large number of world-class research.
  6. PCR/QPCR Light House experience in testing station.
  7. How microbiology labs are working now.

Target audience: Those delivering or planning to deliver the Science T Level.

How to book: Please book via the Professional Development Platform. Links to book the Group Industry Placements will be available in the resources section.


There are currently no Group Industry Placements scheduled for the Accounting and Finance or Education and Childcare T Level routes. Please check back at a later date.