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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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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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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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Not going back to uni?

21/01/2019 by JTL in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

Not going back to uni? Looking for something exciting to do with your life? January can be a lonely month particularly if you’ve been at Uni since September, come home for Christmas and haven’t gone back. A surprising number of young people do just that every year, so don’t feel too bad about it. It’s not the end of life as we know it. And it’s certainly not the end of your chances to be a success in life. Far from it.

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Apprenticeship vs university… you decide

19/12/2018 by JTL in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

For many people leaving school, going to university is the right decision. It’s what they’ve always wanted to do and it makes sense to them to head down the route of getting a degree.

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5 ways to make your house more eco-friendly

02/11/2018 by JTL in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

Find out 5 ways to make your home more eco friendly

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