JTL to manage Oxford Advanced Skills centre

05 September 2016     JTL

We are delighted to announce a joint venture alongside the UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) which will see JTL managing a new training facility at Culham Science Centre, Oxfordshire.

More than 125 learners are set to be trained at the newly-named Oxford Advanced Skills (OAS) Apprenticeship Training Centre each year once it is opened later this month (September 2016). The three organisations are coming together as part of the continuing efforts to resolve the skills shortages in the Oxfordshire area, and will provide employers in Oxfordshire’s high-tech sector with ‘work-ready’ trainees, apprentice engineers and lab technicians.

As a means of offering further value to the local professional community, the centre will deliver added value by working closely with local companies, and enabling them to directly input into the qualification to allow them to provide exactly the sort of apprentices they need. With the centre being a not-for-profit endeavour, all funds will then be invested back into delivering training of the highest possible quality.

The centre at Culham is an additional facility to JTL’s presence at the site already. Our own, dedicated electrical training centre was opened earlier this year, with the adjoining plumbing training facility set to be opened in the near future.

Speaking about the new OAS centre, UKAEA Chief Operating Officer David Martin said: "This venture highlights how seriously we take the need for young people of exceptional quality, making it into the workforce in this area. JTL has huge experience in providing work-based learning across England and Wales, with more than 6,000 apprentices currently working towards qualifications with them across the building services engineering sector.

Find out more about the centre with the video from That's Oxfordshire below:

An artist's interpretation of the new Oxford Advanced Skills Training Centre

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