In 1990, the Electrical Contractors’ Association and the Union Unite came together to form JTL – a new organisation to manage training in the electrical sector. Ten years later, we became a charity offering a number of services, which include Advanced Apprenticeships, Training Courses and NVQ Assessments, within the building services sector.
We now work with approximately 3,000 businesses and train more apprentices than anyone else in the building services engineering sector. At the moment, we support around 6,000 young people in four apprenticeship disciplines:
- Heating and ventilating
- Engineering maintenance
We’re one of the top three work-based learning providers in England and Wales.
JTL apprentices achieve more – because we only take on the best. That’s one in ten of the people who apply. Each year, 80% of those get their qualifications. Compare that to 60% nationally for work-based learning. Success also comes from our training officers, who help our apprentices from day one.
As a registered charity, every penny we receive goes into the training we offer.
JTL has evolved to also provide a growing choice of professional development training for those already working within the industries.