Ray Olive, Assistant Director of People and OD at University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Trust
“Having been a T-level advocate from the start, I have built on my involvement even more, from chairing the panel for the Engineering and Manufacturing, Maintenance Installation and Repair route, to now exploring other T-level routes including Health. I strongly believe T-levels can take young people places.
My confidence in the qualification has meant that I have committed to offering 100 industry placements for T-level students. Having the combination of classroom-based learning and hands on skills training offers valuable experience which I believe will address many issues employers are facing like the current skills shortage.
By helping to tackle the employment issues we have faced, T-levels are bringing us not only local talent, but a real diverse pool of broad knowledge which is key for a successful workforce.
For me, T-levels provide a worthy alternative to other qualifications such as A-levels and apprenticeships; mixing academic and technical knowledge and skills to produce a candidate that has a winning combination for their chosen career.”