Employer Engagement

“Industry placements are a key part of Kingston Maurward Level 3 study programmes designed to give students the opportunity to develop practical, technical and professional skills in a role directly relevant to their vocational course.

Industry placements will form part of new T Level courses which will give young people a technical alternative to A levels. T Levels are due to be fully rolled out across 25 subject areas by 2024.

The industry placement should provide a real life learning environment for the student with hands-on industry experience to develop and hone the technical skills and behaviours required for the relevant industry.

Through high-quality, meaningful training industry placements give employers the chance to ensure that young people are developing the skills and experience that industry really needs.

Work placements are an integral part of study programmes at Kingston Maurward College and are divided into two categories: work experience and industry placements. The number of hours you will have to complete for your work placement will differ depending on which course you are studying. Work experience is typically up to 150 hours to be done during one academic year; the industry placement must be a minimum of 315 hours to be completed during your first academic year.

Work placements must be occupationally specific – they must be with an employer whose work is directly linked to the course that you are studying. Work experience is supported by your course tutor, industry placements are supported by our Work Placement Co-ordinator.”

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