Dan Baird, Director at INFINITY 27

“The industry placement aspect of T-levels gives students the opportunity to apply their classroom knowledge to a real project. That kind of experience is invaluable to me as a business owner and a student who’s been in a studio and completed a project from start to finish will always have the edge over other applicants.

T-levels create a skills-ready pool of young people who have the right attitude, and the competencies and behaviours businesses need. It’s a route I would have picked myself if it was available when I was younger.

It’s also down to us as a business to inspire people to consider these types of roles. For INFINITY 27, working with T-level students has gone so well we’ve set up PROTOGÉ, a work-based training company for young people with the mission to inspire and improve individuals; to ultimately drive innovation into our industry.”