Student Stories

Hear from a range of T Level Students talking about their experiences on their Industry Placement and their plans for life after T Levels. 

Rachel said: “I was excited about doing an industry placement and being able to gain experience so early on because in the future I knew it would give me an advantage over other students looking for jobs since I would have already had the experience.

“I gained a lot of skills and knowledge, not just in the classroom but at my placements as well. They’ve taken me to amazing places and helped build my confidence with public speaking and being in the workplace, whilst helping me be more independent.”

  • Ajrienne from La Retraite is going to do a Level 4 apprenticeship at Lloyds in Bristol as a business analyst.

AJ said: “Being able to learn and put my knowledge into practice at the same time has always intrigued me. I went down the route of traditional A levels, but I didn’t like the learning style and so I transferred onto the T level course, and it was the best decision I ever made.

“T levels have given me many opportunities that I will forever be grateful for as I was able to have two placement opportunities to build my employability, knowledge and skills set.

“My placement at Royal Trinity Hospice enabled me to showcase my creative side with content creation and my placement at Lloyds Banking Group helped me network and build a solid foundation of the vast range of job roles in the tech industry of a financial services company.”

  • Zoe from La Retraite is also doing a Level 4 apprenticeship as a Business Analyst at Lloyds in Bristol.

Zoe said: ”For those who are uncertain about their next steps after GCSEs or find the idea of taking 3 A levels or going to university daunting, I highly recommend considering T levels as an excellent alternative. T levels provide a valuable opportunity to pursue a focused career path and gain practical skills.

“Looking back, I never imagined I would come this far. From not knowing what I wanted to do and feeling pressured to go to university, I eventually found an amazing apprenticeship opportunity with Lloyds Banking Group during my work placement. It has been a transformative experience, and I've achieved more than I thought possible by pushing myself and staying determined.”

  • Josh from Havant & South Downs College is going to Lockheed Martin as an integration and test engineer apprentice.

Josh said: “My placement at Lockheed Martin provided invaluable experience which will help me go far in the industry. It really helped me open my eyes to what working in the industry really consists of. On top of that, it has provided me with contacts In the industry which greatly assisted in securing my apprenticeship.“

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