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An Apprentice Down Under: Part Four

01/07/2015 by Nicol Dower in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

Hey it's Nicol, the JTL electrical apprentice living the dream in Australia, with the fourth instalment of my blog! Quite a lot has happened in the past two months - mainly the fact that I've had to leave Kruger Electrical to carry out three months regional work.

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Why should you take an electrical apprenticeship?

24/06/2015 by Matt Gray in  Apprenticeships  |   2 comments

Apprenticeships can offer a young person the best of both worlds: the opportunity to continue in their education and gain further knowledge, but still being able to earn at the same time. As well as this, the electrical industry is continuing to grow...

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Interviewing an apprentice

03/06/2015 by JTL in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

Bad job interviews; we've all been there. It's embarrassing for the candidate, and it's embarrassing for the employer. If you're a small business owner or new to the world of recruitment, it may be daunting to be sitting on the other side of the table for the first time. Taking on a new apprentice will often require an interview, so it's best to know exactly the way it should go.

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An Apprentice Down Under: Part Three

13/05/2015 by Nicol Dower in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

Nicol here again, telling you all about my adventures down under in Australia! I've been working as an electrician for Kruger Electrical, in Perth, for three-and-a-half months now, and I'm really enjoying it. They seem to love my work, treat me like one of the family, and even gave me a van to use!

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Why should you take a plumbing apprenticeship?

06/05/2015 by Ben Bayliss in  Apprenticeships  |   2 comments

Here at JTL, one of our key offerings as a company is plumbing apprenticeships. Knowing that a plumbing apprenticeship can be a four year undertaking might put some people off, but there are plenty of reasons it shouldn’t.

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Getting started: JTL can help you kick off your career

15/04/2015 by Mark Goodwin in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

It's tough isn’t it; the time you take deciding on a way forward is often less than the time taken making those first steps? We’ve all been there.

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An Apprentice Down Under: Part Two

25/03/2015 by Nicol Dower in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

G'day everyone! Here’s my second blog from Australia and so much has happened. I’ve got a car and a job!

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Apprenticeships: receiving the recognition they deserve

11/03/2015 by Caroline Turner in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

Well aren’t apprenticeships flavour of the month at the moment? Finally people seem to have recognised the value and relevance of these vocational education routes and how they can help individuals and businesses to grow and develop.

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Nicol Dower: An Apprentice Down Under: Part One

25/02/2015 by Nicol Dower in  Apprenticeships  |   0 comments

G’day everyone! My name is Nicol, and I’m a fully qualified electrician. I completed a JTL apprenticeship a couple of years ago, and was also one of the charity’s female Ambassadors. And now, I’m on the other side of the world living and working in Australia!

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Asbestos: the myths and facts

18/02/2015 by Steve Smith in  Health and Safety  |   4 comments

Asbestos is still found in many buildings today, and many people fail to realise just how recently it was still regularly used in the building and construction industry. When left undisturbed, it is perfectly safe, but once disturbed, can be a killer.

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