Plumbing traineeships with The Carl Burrows Trust

18 September 2015     JTL

JTL is working alongside The Carl Burrows Trust and BPEC to deliver a bespoke plumbing traineeship programme from our Head Office in Orpington, Kent.

The programme will be nine weeks long, and is aimed at giving young people between the ages of 16 and 18 the opportunity to gain essential work preparation training. Alongside this, the trainees will receive training in English and Maths, as well as four weeks of work experience with an established local employer.

The overall aim of the programme is to give these young people the chance to unlock their potential, and prepare them for future careers.

The Carl Burrows Trust was established in 2011 in memory of Carl Burrows, a popular member of the plumbing and heating industry. Carl passed away on 31 October 2011, after suffering a heart attack shortly after completing a charity bike ride in Seville, Spain.

Carl believed that everyone deserved to be rewarded for their hard work and dedication, and was actively involved in inspiring young people wherever possible.

The charity set up in his name supports disengaged and disadvantaged youngsters. It gives them the support and opportunities to become valuable members of the plumbing and heating industry.

The BPEC group of companies specialise in providing operatives working in the building services engineering industry with the skills and expertise necessary to meet the high industry quality standards.

They work closesly with a nationwide network of employers, colleges and private training providers.

For anyone interested in securing a place on the programme, interviews are currently being scheduled on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 September 2015, with the programme starting on Monday 12 October 2015.

To register your interest, you’ll need to email JTL’s Kim O’Leary directly on, as well as completing the JTL apprenticeship online Entry Assessment, if you have not done so already.

Every learner will receive an attendance allowance, and at the culmination of the programme, an “Achievement Event” will be held, where each completed learner will receive a prize.

A JTL plumbing apprentice in action

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