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Digital Roles Across Non-digital Industries

The Association of Colleges in partnership with the Gatsby Foundation have delivered a project aimed at giving Digital students a stronger understanding of the digital roles available to them in non-digital industries.

T Level industry placements offer businesses a unique opportunity to help shape and diversify the future workforce whilst also providing a pipeline of prospective employees both at the completion of Level 3 and post Higher Education (HE).

The digital sector where there are periods of intense work and long hours compared to periods of little or no work, making it difficult to plan industry placements around a student’s timetable.

The project worked with T Level providers and their Digital students to create digital resources for wider student/employer/parent/carer promotion.

Case studies

As part of this project a case study brochure resource has been developed to support you as T Level providers to enhance your own digital students’ understanding of what a digital industry placement and/or digital careers may look like for them, across a variety of sectors.

The case studies exemplify how opportunities for Digital Industry Placements can be as much of a positive learning experience and offer students real life projects whereby they can utilise their skills and make a difference.

The case studies here range from placements in logistics to museums via a football association. Hopefully they will inspire students to take a broader view of digital and the opportunities a T level offers.

Digital Industry Placements across industries - A collection of case studies

Northern Care Alliance digital placement case study

KBC Networks digital placement case study

Quality Teaching Staff digital placement case study

Runrug digital placement case study

Somerset Football Association digital placement case study

Sunderland Fans Museum digital placement case study

British Heart Foundation digital placement case study

A and R House digital placement case study

Balfour Beatty digital placement case study

TVS Solutions digital placement case study

Case study dissemination booklet

This communications pack has been created to support and give some insight as to how this resource could be used with -

  • students
  • parent/carers
  • employers.

Case Study Dissemination Toolkit

Student created digital assets

As part of the project students, we worked with students to create digital resources for wider student promotion to their peers in colleges across the country considering a career in digital.

Students were asked to design and produce a digital resource of their own choice to promote digital industry placements opportunities in non-digital companies.

Students from colleges across the country produced interactive quizzes, a podcast series ‘Tech Talks’ and a range of videos show casing digital roles in various sectors.

Videos show casing the work produced by Digital T Level students can be found here.