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Everything you need to know about upcoming changes to apprenticeship funding

29/01/2020 by Caroline Turner in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

In 2019, the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) confirmed that small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that do not pay the apprenticeship levy will be required to access government apprenticeship funding using its online portal, The Apprenticeship Service (TAS). Caroline Turner, our Director of Policy & External Relations, discusses how JTL can help take the hassle out of navigating the funding changes and explains what this means for your business.

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Waving goodbye to university? Try an apprenticeship instead

20/12/2019 by JTL in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

After the buzz of the Christmas holidays and that much-needed time with friends and family back home, it’s no surprise that returning to university can be a struggle.

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What can an apprenticeship offer your child?

16/12/2019 by Judi Wheeler in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

As a parent, you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. That’s why we’re keen to talk about the value of apprenticeships, which are work-based, government funded training programmes. We caught up with Judi Wheeler, JTL’s National Delivery Director, to discuss why apprenticeships are a great way for learners to gain practical, on-the-job experience and achieve a nationally recognised professional qualification.

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Five reasons to apply for an apprenticeship in the heating and plumbing sector

08/11/2019 by JTL in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

At JTL, we recognise the exciting and challenging opportunities that work-based learning offers young people. From competitive salaries to the potential of owning your own business, here’s just a few of the reasons why you should kick off your career in heating and plumbing with an apprenticeship.

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Time to take on an apprentice?

11/10/2019 by Nikki Cowan in  Advice and Guidance  |   1 comment

With a huge skills shortage in the UK, as well as an ageing workforce and costs of recruitment skyrocketing, now is the time to consider taking on the next generation of skilled tradespeople – apprentices. From the myths and benefits around hiring young workers through to the funding you can get from the Government, Nikki Cowan, Business Development Advisor at JTL, discusses everything you need to know.

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Women in the industry

12/09/2019 by JTL in  Advice and Guidance  |   0 comments

At JTL, we understand the need to get more women into building and engineering. However, it’s easier said than done. With a wealth of opportunities for women to make a name for themselves, they face many challenges and misconceptions too. It’s no wonder that some people ask – is there a place for women in the industry? Our answer is yes – here’s our take on it all.

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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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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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