Open Doors For A Digital T Levels Learner With An Industry Placement

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Exeter College is offering an exciting opportunity to employers to take on a skilled Digital T Level learner for a termtime industry placement. Learners aim to accrue 315 hours on a termtime work placement, which is typically offered as one or two days per week, week-long blocks of fulltime work, or a mix of both. Placements are typically in-person, with an option of up to 20% remote working.

Exeter College’s learners come to their placements with industry-level skills already under their belts. Some examples of typical learner capabilities by course are:

Digital Production, Design and Development learners

  • Designing and developing programs in Python and C#
  • Developing web applications using JavaScript/
  • Software testing
  • Engaging in the software lifecycle
  • Self-management and project planning with Agile and DevOps

Digital Support Services Students 

  • Responding to tickets and providing support on the IT Service helpdesk
  • Installing hardware and configuring devices
  • Installing software and operating systems
  • System updates and fault analysis
  • Implementing basic cyber security measures
  • Specification of new devices to support requisition requests

The benefits to you as an employer are multiple.

Not only do you get extra resources for day-to-day projects, but this is also a cost-effective way of identifying fresh talent and building a recruitment pipeline for entry-level jobs. In providing a positive experience for a young person, you will also build your business capacity and upskill existing staff through their coaching and mentoring of our learners.

One of their Digital Production, Design and Development T Levels alumni, Josh Dyer, reflected on what he’s gained from his industrial placement.

“I’m currently working at Teignbridge Propellors as a Junior Software Developer who offered me the role after my placement. From here I hope to build my CV up and get a few years under my belt.”

Build a diverse and creative workforce by welcoming one of our Digital T Levels learners to your team. For more information, please contact [email protected] or [email protected].