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). As part of the T Level scheme, students can take legal industry placements. This could involve procuring experience in legal, financial, and accounting fields.

Althaf Hussain is a solicitor at Fountain Solicitors. Althaf has worked there since 2015 practising family law and wills. Prior to this he worked in various areas of criminal and civil law and has routinely overseen individuals who are carrying out work experience and placements at the firm

We heard from Althaf at our T Levels 2021 conference. He shared his own experiences of work placements and how they supported the development of his own career path. Also discussing the benefits to employers of taking on a T Level student, as well as problems that could occur during placements and how to tackle them.

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16- and 17-year-old students now have the option to take T Levels. These qualifications involve practical work experience in industrial environments such as law firms. Althaf Hussain of Fountain Solicitors discussed the benefits to employers of taking students in for work placements.

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