Sellafield apprenticeships up for grabs with Balfour Beatty and JTL

16 June 2015     JTL

JTL is working alongside construction giant Balfour Beatty on a new traineeship programme at the Sellafield nuclear site in West Cumbria.

Two streams of young people are being recruited to work at the site, with the first 12 starting the programme in July, working in the field of electrical installation. Of these 12, there will be an opportunity for 10 to progress into a JTL electrical apprenticeship with Balfour Beatty at Sellafield.

The second stream of 12 learners will begin their traineeship in November later this year, and once again, in March 2015, 10 will have the opportunity to take up a JTL apprenticeship.

As part of their course, the trainees will gain valuable on-site work experience at Sellafield, and with other Balfour Beatty contracts. Off-site, they will undertake the theory side of the traineeship, receiving tutoring in English, Maths and Employability Skills, including interview techniques and CV writing. This study part of the traineeship will take place at JTL’s local approved training centre, Lakes College.

JTL’s Regional Business Manager for the North West region, John Cramphorn, said: “About 80% of the trainees will go on to fill apprenticeship places with Balfour Beatty, which will bring valuable skills to the area and help boost the sector in general.

“JTL is reaching out to more employers across the North West, and we’ve recently taken on Employability Tutor Judith Hill to build on our impressive service record in helping businesses grow through apprenticeships.”

Those candidates who are successful in moving through the traineeship and into an apprenticeship working for Balfour Beatty will also have the assistance of a dedicated JTL Training Officer, throughout their four-year work-based learning programme. They will be able to gain further on-site experience, alongside their theoretical learning at college.

There are still spaces up for grabs for the traineeships with Balfour Beatty in the Sellafield and West Cumbria area, so don’t delay if you’re interested in securing a spot. You can find out more about traineeships on the JTL website, and to enquire about securing your place, enquire online, email, or give us a call for free on 0800 085 2308.

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