Top electrical and plumbing apprentices battle it out for JTL’s ‘Apprentice of The Year’ title

09 April 2018

JTL’s eleven best electrical and plumbing apprentices in England and Wales have been selected from more than 1,665 learners. Each is currently in their final year or has recently completed a four-year building services engineering apprenticeship with national not-for-profit training provider, JTL.

The regional winners - from JTL’s seven regions across England and Wales - will go head to head at One Moorgate Place in London on Tuesday 12th June to compete for the title of ‘JTL Apprentice of the Year’.

The eleven finalists were picked out following a rigorous selection process which took into account their practical and theoretical knowledge, as well as feedback from workplace mentors, college tutors and JTL’s regional Training Officers (who help the learners from day one through to qualification).

One award will be presented to the top electrical apprentice and one to the best MES (plumbing) apprentice of the year. The final award - ‘JTL National Apprentice of the Year’ - will be presented to the overall winner, selected from all eleven finalists.

The finalists competing for the top titles (and their employers during their apprenticeships) are:

East of England and London – Billy Stapleton from Romford (Bancroft Ltd) and Liam Walsh from Wembley (J S Wright & Co Ltd).

Midlands – James Riley from Leicester (M&O Building Contractors Ltd) and Daniel Dunsby previously from Nottingham (Shacklocks), now from West Sussex.

North West – Joel Collins from Caton in Lancashire (Chris Bowker Ltd) and Jamie Aldridge from Kirkham, Preston (Nolan Hardman & Partners).

South West – William Lakin from Oxford (R T Harris & Sons Ltd)

South East – Adam Clifford from Margate (E Saunders Electrical Contractors)

Wales – Jack Germain from Bridgend (Centregreat Ltd).

Yorkshire and the North East – Jack Varney from Hull (Humber Electrical Engineering Ltd) and Dale Turner from North Shields (Kier North Tyneside).

Jon Graham, Chief Executive at JTL, says: “Each of the finalists should be immensely proud of their achievements. Winning the events in their regions and gaining a place at our national final is no mean feat. We have a very talented group of youngsters coming to London and they all deserve recognition for the hard graft they’ve put in over the last four years. Each has excelled in their region and we wish them every success in the future.”

Although a national provider, JTL offers local support to its apprentices and their employers through a team of over 130 specialist Training Officers. Around 35,000 young people have completed JTL apprenticeships over the past 26 years and almost one in two electricians in England and Wales achieve their qualifications through JTL.

JTL currently has more than 6,000 apprentices at various stages of their apprenticeships and works with more than 3,000 employers across the country.

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