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New JTL Training Centres opening in Kent

01 September 2017     JTL

With exam results arriving at this time of year, there’s understandable excitement and tension with young people waiting to see the results they have achieved.

 “This is a key time of year for tens of thousands of young people who are having to make massive decisions about their futures,” says JTL’s Commercial Director Liam Sammon.

The new training centre opening in Ashford will be brand new with excellent facilities and offering NVQ Level 2 and 3 plumbing and heating apprenticeships. It also offers Electrical Level 2 and 3 level apprenticeships.

We also have a second training centre opening in Maidstone within MidKent College offering Electrical Level 2 and 3 level apprenticeships.

JTL already works with many major companies and organisations across Kent. It also works with a significant number of young people in the Canterbury, Orpington and Ashford areas and across the wider county, who have chosen to pursue an electrical or plumbing apprenticeship rather than stay within a traditional academic environment. That’s boys and an increasing number of girls too.

Advanced apprenticeships are no longer a lesser option to continuing classroom-based learning – they’re rigorous and challenging and they lead to a wide range of amazing career opportunities.

Plenty of JTL’s students complete their apprenticeship and then go on to study for a university degree with the support of their employer, meaning they can achieve their qualification without the currently estimated £45,000 total student debt that often goes hand in hand with further education.

Others move quickly into management positions and some set up their own businesses.

Heating and plumbing and the electrical sector are industries with significant skills gaps-needing talented and career-hungry recruits. Almost without exception, JTL’s graduating apprentices go on to pursue personally and financially rewarding careers.

Of course staying in education is the perfect choice for many young people – but we have plenty of bright and practically-minded young people joining our programme with a whole host of qualifications – staying in education is not an inevitable step,” continues Liam Sammon.

We would urge students to think carefully about what they really want in the medium to long term.”

The new Kent training centre opening in Ashford will be brand new with excellent facilities and offering NVQ Level 2 and 3 electrical, plumbing and heating apprenticeships.

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