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T-level work placements may prove tricky to fulfil

Finding good work experience placements is difficult - and this will only get harder with T levels, reports George Ryan

The introduction of T levels will increase the pressure on colleges to provide good work-experience placements

Anyone who has sat through a mind-numbing week of photocopying at a firm of solicitors, or doing little except making coffees at a high-street bank, knows that work experience placements are not always as valuable as their proponents would have you believe.

Don’t forget that by the time students have completed their GCSEs and signed up for a college or sixth form, many are already getting real work experience in a supermarket, say, or a café.

And yet, work placements remain an unmoveable part of the education experience. The ongoing government reforms to technical education mean employment ...

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