Rose Rees, Head of Engagement & Skills, at Midland Metro Alliance

“This month, we have seen our first cohort of T-level students join us on their industry placements. The qualification aligns well with our vision of leaving a legacy of sustainable employment opportunities for local people. Our drive is to encourage young people to consider careers in the rail, civil engineering and construction sectors and we strongly believe T-levels can go a long way in supporting this.

T-levels are not only beneficial to us as employers but are also great for the student who gains skills and knowledge through a mix of theory and hands on practical learning. The courses provide a unique interaction with the real world of work, as well as giving students a platform to bring a fresh perspective to our projects. We see students as our future talent bank, bringing innovative ideas and great technological skills, all whilst having a determination to make the world a better place to live in. As a mum myself, I truly see T-levels as being a game-changer in career opportunities for young people.”