Make UK comment on A and T Level results
Published: 17 August, 2023
Commenting on the recent A Level results, Jamie Cater, Senior Policy Manager at Make UK, said:
“Today’s T Level and A Level results are promising for manufacturers who are looking to secure the next generation of skilled workers. More students received the highest grades in STEM A Level subjects than before the pandemic – positive news for the sector.
“It is particularly encouraging to see that 95% of T Level students successfully completed an industry placement – an increase on 2022. This is a vital part of ensuring that young people choosing this route have the opportunity to experience the world of work. Many manufacturing and engineering employers are currently offering their very first T Level industry placements, and it is essential that businesses capitalise on this chance to invest in their future talent.
“UK manufacturing is home to a large number of high-quality apprenticeship opportunities, where T Level students can build on the experience of their industry placement and A Level students can find a rewarding alternative to university. For those students who move on to higher education, Make UK’s research also shows increasing demand for graduate-level skills in manufacturing over the coming years. As both T Level and A Level students consider their next steps, they will find a wide variety of options in manufacturing.”