Who are apprenticeships for?

Apprenticeships are available for men and women aged 16 and over. 

JTL is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for everyone. Entry onto a JTL apprenticeship is not restricted in terms of gender, ethnicity or religious beliefs. We encourage applications from under-represented groups such as women and ethnic minorities.

Colour blindness prevents entry onto all JTL apprenticeships except specific Mechanical Engineering Services (MES)* courses. Before candidates can be placed on JTL’s Approved Applicant List and be considered for training they must obtain evidence from an optician that they are not colour blind. 


Apprentice eligibility

Entry requirements:

  • You need to be aged 16 and over for your employer to benefit from support funding.
  • If you’re older than 19, your employer may need to put some of their own money towards your studies.
  • You need to have been a UK resident for the previous three years, or a national of any European Union (EU) country or European Economic Area (EEA) for the previous three years. This is unless you have an immigration status which exempts you from the three year residency requirement. Contact JTL for more information on this.
  • You can apply for an apprenticeship while you're still in education, but you need to have left before you can start with us. As a rule of thumb, you must have left compulsory education after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you are applying.
  • You need an employer before you can start an apprenticeship, although you can apply before you’ve arranged one.
  • Unfortunately, you cannot apply for an apprenticeship with us if you have a degree qualification or are on any current higher education programme. 
  • If you are colour blind then you will be unable to apply for an electrical apprenticeship due to health and safety reasons.  
  • If you have a fear of heights then an apprenticeship in the building services engineering sector may not be right for you as you are likely to be required to work at heights.


*Please note:Mechanical Engineering Services (MES) is a term used to group the disciplines of Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating and Engineering Maintenance.

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