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Apprenticeship levy explained

22/08/2019 by Sam Gillespie in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

The apprenticeship levy affects mainly larger companies with a high payroll bill of more than £3 million. Less than that, the levy does not affect you. The reality is that less than 2% of UK employers need to pay it and it only affects businesses operating in England.

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I’ve got my results… what next?

14/08/2019 by JTL in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

Young people all over England and Wales will be collecting their A Level and AS Level results on Thursday 15th August. For most people it is inevitably a nerve-racking, but exciting experience, as their future plans are usually dependent on getting the grades they need to go to their chosen university or college – or for some the work based next step for them as they head off into the world of work.

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A day in the life of electrical apprentice Amy Lister at Goodridge Electrical Contractors

20/06/2019 by Amy Lister in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

Explore a day in the life of a JTL electrical apprentice, Amy Lister who works for Goodridge Electrical

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5 common myths on employing an apprentice

07/06/2019 by JTL in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

At JTL, we know about the misconceptions and worries surrounding taking on an apprentice, in fact, we conducted some research with the trades to find out exactly what the main concerns were. We then spoke to our existing employers to effectively turn those myths into facts, read on to discover the facts associated with 5 common myths…

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The new Level 3 Plumbing & Heating Standard is finally here!

07/05/2019 by Lindsay Talks in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

After a lot of work going through Trailblazer discussions and taking on board the comments of people across the industry, we’re ready to introduce the new four-year Level 3 Plumbing and Domestic Heating Technician Apprenticeship which will be introduced from September 2019. The apprenticeship will be available in selected JTL centres and via many of our college partners around England and Wales.

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What are Traineeships and how do they benefit businesses?

15/04/2019 by Natasha Heritage in  Traineeships  |   0 comments

A Traineeship is still a relatively new approach by government to raise the employability skills of many young people leaving schools, or currently registered as not in employment, education or training (NEET). Young people aged 16-18 complete a programme that combines work preparation and associated training alongside four weeks of work experience with an employer.

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Career progression after your apprenticeship

02/04/2019 by JTL in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

Former apprentices delve into their career progression and what they are currently doing now following on from their apprenticeship.

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Challenging perceptions...

15/03/2019 by Rachel Jagger-Thomas in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

There’s no escaping the facts. The building services engineering sector today is predominantly white male… the stats all say that. And even for a company like JTL, which has equality, diversity and inclusion at its core and actively seeks to encourage people who are under-represented in the electrical and plumbing, heating and ventilation trades, the fact remains that the majority of applications we receive for apprenticeships come from young white men.

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Are you loving your Apprenticeship like Dale?

14/02/2019 by JTL in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

Are you loving your Apprenticeship like Dale? As it’s Valentine’s Day today we thought we’d share the love … for Apprenticeships!

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Should Brexit affect whether I take on an apprentice or not?

05/02/2019 by Caroline Turner in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

A simple answer – no. The one thing everyone has agreed with pretty much since the referendum took place is that no one really knows what Brexit will mean to any of us in reality.

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