Josh's T Level Work Placement Success

Are you interested in pursuing a qualification that not only gives you in-depth knowledge and understanding in the classroom, but also utilises the workplace to help you learn and develop? 

A T Level could be the best pathway for you! 

Weston College offers a vast range of exciting and industry-relevant T Level courses. From Accounting to Education and Childcare, you can progress towards a career in any field you choose while gaining real-world experience! 

Created with industry in mind, T Levels have been designed with leading businesses and employers to give you the knowledge and skills you need. To find out more about the wide range of T Levels on offer at Weston College, click here

Recently we sat down with second year Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning learner, Josh, to find out about his experience studying a T Level at Weston College.  

Designed and developed in collaboration with key employers from the construction sector, such as Wessex Water, Galliford Try and Balfour Beatty, the T Level Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning programme is a mixture of college and work-based learning. This gives our learners the technical skills and workplace experience they need to kick-start their construction career. 

Josh, who is currently thriving in a work placement with Real Group Ltd. in Bristol, tells us how he was drawn to T Level study due to the experience you can gain.  

Real Group Ltd. Is a contractor, developer and investor company that works in partnership with local authorities, registered providers and private clients to create high-quality, vibrant communities. 

Josh explains: 

“At Real Group Ltd. I am responsible for a vast swathe of things, mainly take-offs for fire stopping, paint, skirting/architrave, and payment notices for sub-contractors. I very much enjoy it and I really feel like a valued member of the team.” 

We also asked Josh; how has your course helped equip you for the workplace? 

“I've learnt the early stages of Quantity Surveying work, which is getting utilised to its fullest here! 

My plans, after T Levels, are a degree apprenticeship with a construction firm doing Quantity Surveying. with the relationships I've made within my placement, I'm sure there will be some firms who would run at the chance to take me on.” 

Is there any advice you would like to give someone thinking about embarking on a T Level in Design Surveying and Planning? 

“My main advice would be: know what you want and be ready for a lot of tough work. You need to be passionate because that passion will flourish, letting you really excel in your field!” 

Amazing work Josh!  

If you would like to find out more about T Level Construction: Design, Surveying and Planning, click here

To find our more about all of the T Level opportunities available at Weston College, click here

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