T Levels

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At the LGA we believe that T Levels should be a key part of a council’s early career strategy.

Launched by the government in 2020, T Levels are a technical qualification for 16 to 19-year-olds. They are an ideal way to engage local young people to take an interest in working in local government by providing T level industry placements.  

Offering an industry placement to a young person can encourage them to actively contribute to and make an impact on local government, while offering much needed capacity for the council hosting them.

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Benefits of hosting a T Level industry placement

  • A recruitment pool to help address hard to fill vacancies. 
  • Access to high calibre, highly motivated individuals. 
  • Direct influence on the skills gap.
  • Opportunity to promote councils as employers to young people. 
  • New and existing staff have the opportunity to mentor a young person. 
  • Adds a new avenue to increase diversity in recruitment. 
  • Supporting a young person in a field that is occupationally relevant to their area of study. 
  • Progression routes can be shaped through placements, e.g. apprenticeships, graduate programmes or employment within your council. 

To find out more contact us by email at lgatlevels@local.gov.uk