The T Level employer incentive fund, launched in recognition of the impact the pandemic has had on many businesses, is designed to help cover financial constraints employers may face as a barrier to hosting placements in the short term.
Employers will be able to claim £1000 for each T Level student they host on a 45 day (315 hour) industry placement and offers businesses an excellent opportunity to tap into the emerging talent pipeline, whilst supporting the skilled workforce of the future.
Combining classroom study with industry placements, it is anticipated that T Levels will generate the skilled workforce that businesses need for the future. Students undertaking a T Level course will gain the skills and experience they need to progress into work, further study or an apprenticeship.
Employers will be able to claim for up to 20 students, starting their T Level placements from now until July 2022.
Also announced by the Department for Education, a procurement exercise, of up to £350,000, for an Employer Support Package, will take place in the summer, for an organisation to offer employers T Levels support. Such support will include delivering webinars and support sessions across England.