JTL, established since 1990, is the leading work-based learning provider in the building services engineering sector across England and Wales.

We’re a not-for-profit charity, offering advanced apprenticeships in electrical installation, engineering maintenance, mechanical engineering services comprising plumbing, alongside heating and ventilating.

We serve approximately 8,000 apprentices and 3,800 employers in 10 regions across England and Wales.

JTL holds contracts with the Skills Funding Agency in England and for Welsh Government funding in Wales and all our funding is reinvested in apprenticeship training.

JTL has evolved to also provide a growing choice of professional development training for those already working within the industries.











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Our Core Values

Our success depends on how we work.

Everything we do is guided by our core values. Over a journey spanning nearly 30 years, we’ve identified four key principles that are fundamental to our people, our work and our results.


We are effective, skilled and serious about what we do


We believe in being honest and fair and delivering on our promise


We treat our customers, learners, stakeholders and staff courteously, honestly and fairly


We respond to our customers’ and the sector’s expectations and provide a great experience for our learners

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JTL has a number of dedicated training centres across England and Wales.

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Our Successes & Accreditations

At JTL we’re proud of our successes and we celebrate them. Every year we recognise excellence through our Regional and National Apprenticeship Awards. These awards are a great opportunity to recognise some of the exceptional young people who we have the privilege to train over the course of their apprenticeship programmes.

We’re also proud to have been recognised by external bodies and organisations for doing what we do well.

Diversity and Quality is key to what we do and we are delighted that our work in these areas has been recognised and rewarded. It’s something we intend to continue to focus on in the years ahead.

Some of our accreditations include the following:

  • C2E Award
  • Leadership and Management Wales Quality Award
  • Stonewall Diversity Champion
  • Learning Provider of the Year Award for 2018 in the Asian Apprenticeship Awards 2018
  • Oftsted Good Provider
  • Certified to ISO9001:2015 since 1997
  • Certified to the Matrix Standard
  • Ensuring all employees are fully trained and equiped to provide the best possible training for learners, by holding Investors in People since 1995
  • One of the first organisations in the UK to recieve ‘Leaders in Safeguarding’ quality mark for its approach and the effectiveness of its safeguarding arrangements

Our Partners

Image of ECA logo, a partner of JTL


With more than 100 years’ experience and recognised as the UK’s leading trade association; the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) represent the interests of tradespeople who work with electrical and electronic equipment and services. JTL was in fact formed by the coming together of the ECA and Unite the Union in 1990.

Image of CompEx Logo, a partner of JTL


The CompEx Scheme is recognised as the Global Competency Scheme for the major oil, gas and chemical users to protect their workers and capital assets. Having been established in 1994, the scheme is now nationally recognised as the industry standard of training and assessment.

Image of The Electrotechnical JIB Logo, a partner of JTL


The Joint Industry Board (JIB) is an impartial organisation looking to improve the electrical industry. It does this by setting standards and regulating relations between employers and employees. The work JIB do offers members stability in the workplace, providing employment conditions that will attract, train and motivate the best operatives in the workforce.

Image of Edmundson Electrical Logo, a partner of JTL


Edmundson Electrical is the UK’s leading electrical wholesaler and supplies electrical materials to the trade and industry. Employing more than 4,000 staff and trading from over 380 branches across the country, Edmundson Electrical serves the needs of a vast range of customers ranging from the self employed ‘sole trader’ electrician through to large national mechanical and electrical contracting companies

Image of Unite the Union Logo, a partner of JTL


It was Unite the Union who came together with the ECA to form JTL back in 1990. Nowadays, the organisation are Britain’s biggest union, with 1.42 million members in all different types of workplaces. Unite the Union is a democratic and campaigning union, with employees’ rights at its heart.

30 Year Anniversary

JTL celebrates thirty years of training people

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Health & Safety

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Equality & Diversity

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Environmental Policy

​​​​​​In the pursuit of our mission to deliver a customer focused, quality driven value for money service, JTL recognise that our activities inevitably have an impact on the environment. We ​believe that all businesses should be responsible for aspiring to good environmental practice and operating in a sustainable manner.  We are therefore committed to reducing our environmental impact and continually improving our environmental performance as an integral and fundamental part of our business strategy and operating methods.  ​

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About JTL Group

The JTL Group is made up three separate organisations which are JTL, Develop Training and CompEx

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