More than 1,350 kits collected with #ToolkitThursday

23 February 2016     JTL

More than 1,350 JTL electrical apprentices have collected their brand new Klein Tools toolkits so far this month, with the first #ToolkitThursday proving to be a resounding success.

The kits were donated to first year JTL electrical apprentices in a joint partnership between JTL, Super Rod and Klein Tools. The event was the first major distribution of Klein toolkits to new apprentices in England and Wales.

In addition to the 1,000 who made it to their local City Electrical Factors (CEF) branch to collect their kit on February 4, more than 350 more apprentices have since collected their kits, providing them with all the equipment they need to get a head start in their career.

76 CEF branches were used for the pickups, scanning across the length and breadth of England and Wales.

Apprentices who collected their kits on the day were then encouraged to take a selfie with their kit, using #ToolkitThursday, which had a great impact on Twitter, with more than 150 young people showing off their new tools.

You can check out all of the Toolkit selfies we received here.

Speaking about the event, JTL Chief Executive Jon Graham said: “We continue to deliver the highest level of training available to apprentices in the UK, and this opportunity to match that quality of training with the best tools available on the market for electricians – just as we have with Monument Tools for our plumbing apprentices – will have a positive effect on the industry, and ensure that young people taking up an electrical apprenticeship will have the best start to their career."

JTL will be continuing to provide Klein electrical toolkits to new apprentices for the foreseeable future, with the partnership, announced in June, scheduled to continue for at least the next five years.

The toolkits that the electrical apprentices receive are each worth £250, and include the following:

  • Diagonal cutting pliers
  • Heavy-duty Torpedo Level
  • 7.5m tape
  • 2 Driver set
  • Adjustable spanner
Just a few of the entries we received as part of the #ToolkitThursday selfie competition

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