Two of the PM’s Business Council members call for North West businesses to attend Manchester event about new T level qualifications for young people.

A T Levels workshop is being hosted by the Department for Education, in partnership with two of the Prime Minister’s Business Council Members – Joanna Swash, Group CEO of Moneypenny and Dawid  Konotey-Ahulu, co-founder at Redington & 10,000 Black Interns Programme. Taking place in the Crown Plaza Hotel, Manchester, on 18th January between 9:30 and 12:30, business leaders and HR professionals are invited to attend to hear about how they can become involved with supporting the programme.

T Levels are a new qualification for students aged 16 to 19 in England, with 80 per cent of time spent in the classroom and 20 per cent spent in the work place, on an industry placement. During the workshop, those already benefitting from the qualification will explain why T Levels are a significant opportunity for both employers and students. Hiring practices and some of the challenges facing industry will be discussed, with T Levels positioned as a solution to some of the issues facing employers right now. During the workshop, we will be asking attendees to consider how they might implement the hosting of T level students into their workforce development strategies.

The government has committed to delivering a world-class technical education system and building a highly skilled UK workforce. T Levels, a new 2-year technical programme, were developed in collaboration with employers, with content meeting the needs of industry, and effectively preparing students for work, an apprenticeship or to enter higher education. T Levels offer students a mixture of classroom learning and ‘on-the-job’ experience during an industry placement of at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).


Joanna Swash, Group CEO of Moneypenny who answer outsourced calls and live chats for thousands of businesses globally, comments:

“It is vital to get businesses together to hear about this excellent and hugely important new programme. As employers face a skills shortage, this could really impact the future success of businesses by helping shape and deliver the skills that organisations need.  It’s clear that T-level courses are giving learners career-building pathways, as well as the confidence they need to enter the workforce.


Dawid Konotey-Ahulu, Co-Founder of Redington (advisors to large pension funds and insurance companies) said:

There are so many people who never reach their full potential because they do not have the right opportunities for education or professional employment. If we are ever to level-up the playing field for all members of society, we have to provide employment opportunities to all. T Levels are an incredibly powerful qualification which employers should all be using to identify and secure early talent.

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