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Three years of progress for JTL in Oxford

25 January 2019

It’s three years since Centre Manager Joseph Lo joined JTL at its base in Oxford, the site of the company’s then newest electrical and plumbing and heating centre, located on the Culham Science Park just outside Oxford.


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Three years ago there was no centre, but less than thirty six months later, the JTL centre is up and running, with a busy AM2 centre providing End Point Assessment for electrical apprentices, eight streams of electrical apprentices each year with up to 36 apprentices on site on any day of the week, regular commercial training courses for qualified electricians needing to get brought up to speed with the recently released 18thEdition Wiring Regulations, and at least a further 45 attending the centre every day, all from Oxford and the surrounding areas.

The official opening of the new centre took placeback in 2016 in front of a large group of invited guests including a substantial number of local employers who now have apprentices working at the centre. It was performed by JTL Chief Executive Jon Graham and Professor Ian Chapman, Chief Executive Officer of UKAEA which owns and manages the site at Culham.  

“It’s been a phenomenal success in many ways,” says Joseph Lo, JTL’s Centre Manager. “We have well over one hundred people training with us every week and it’s something of which I and the JTL team are very proud. We’re providing a hugely relevant and important training resource for the city and the surrounding area, helping to provide the skilled and qualified young people that the industries and businesses we work with need so badly, particularly at this time of uncertainty for so many businesses in the UK.”

The Oxford centre was at the time the latest addition to a series of centres around the UK which JTL either owns or operates alongside a partner organisation including those at Birmingham, Orpington, Norwich, Andover, Yeovil and Langley Mill. Since the opening of the Oxford centre, JTL has opened additional centres in Maidstone and Ashford in Kent.  JTL’s Chief Executive Jon Graham added: “I am personally very supportive of these centres and delighted that we can see the progress we’re making as a company and that our apprentices are making as they benefit from the quality training we are able to provide, by having control of these facilities. 

“We are constantly expanding the programmes we offer to include Traineeships and post-qualification training as well as apprenticeships. This centre and the work we do at JTL is very much about building futures and changing lives.”

 

JTL Oxford opening 3 years ago

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