Celebrating T-Level student during National Apprenticeship Week

Posted 08/02/2024

This year during National Apprenticeship Week we focus on the importance of T-Levels which have been introduced as a technical and vocational qualification for 16 to 19 year olds.

We are keen to work with educational institutions around our developments to support the next generation of industry professionals.

Amy Reynolds. Director of ESG comments, “T-Levels are a great way to bring in fresh ideas and the latest skills to the business, as well as a new way to find, nurture and secure young talent.”

Chelmsford resident, Ryan is studying a T-Level in Design, Surveying and Planning for Construction. His college, Chelmsford College reached out to us to enquire about work placements that we could support Ryan with.

Ryan initially started working at our Woodgrange Road development in Newham where he had the opportunity to shadow various trades including plumbing and electricians. He was then invited to shadow the team at Botanical Place in West Byfleet to continue to work and gain practical skills to compliment his studies.

Ryan comments, “Working with Higgins has expanded my knowledge and inspired me to push for my future goals. Gaining site experience has really clarified the route I would like to take, and I am getting the opportunity to focus more on the design management in my day to day role on site.”

T-Levels can help students into skilled employment. higher education or apprenticeships. They are designed in collaboration with leading employers to provide the skills that businesses need. The subject areas on offer reflect some of the top business growth areas such as construction, digital skills and health and social care. 

Ryan continues, “Working on site gives you a feel for what you are looking at on your 3D model and how it is being constructed. I’ve had a really positive experience working on site.”

Ryan hopes to continue to work with Higgins in the future and join the Management Trainee Programme once he has completed his qualifications.