Employer engagement and capacity to support T Level industry placements

IFF Research and Learning and Work Institute were commissioned by the Department for Education to better understand employers’ capacity and likelihood to offer T Level industry  placements. It also aimed to establish any challenges and barriers that employers may face in offering placements and any additional support that they may require.

A qualitative research approach was used to facilitate a detailed exploration of the key research questions and the views and experiences of a wide variety of employers across different business sizes and sectors. The research involved 120 interviews with employers, and the sample was structured to ensure coverage of all relevant T Level routes and pathways.

Qualitative research aims to provide rich insight into individual perspectives and experiences. Findings from qualitative research should not be taken as representative of all employers.