Who are JTL Training?
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 6,500 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
What projects / schemes / initiatives to support women’s recruitment, retention and progression in STEM are JTL Training involved in?
JTL’s Ambassadors Programme JTL’s Ambassadors programme was originally launched at the House of Commons in 2013, with the aim of encouraging greater understanding of among young women of the career opportunities available to them in the building services industry. In 2016, the programme expanded to reach young people from Black and Ethnic Minority groups. There are now more than 30 JTL Ambassadors operating throughout England and Wales, spreading the word of apprenticeship industries and opportunities. – See more at: http://www.jtltraining.com/apprenticeships/ambassadors/#sthash.wlTCwqjK.dpuf
Why did JTL Training join WISE?
JTL has been a supporter of Wise for a number of years and has worked with WISE over the last 10 years, looking to encourage girls/women into the sector. JTL believes that by working with organisations that has the same aims, the goal can be achieved, and together we can all make a difference.