JTL has opened a brand-new training centre in Nottingham, which is ready to train the next generation of electricians, electrical contractors and electrical engineers.
Officially opened on October 1 by MP for Erewash, Maggie Throup, the new centre is located in the Nottingham suburb of Sandiacre. It replaces the centre JTL operated at Aldercar High School, which the training firm has offered classes from since 2008.
The new 9,734 sqft centre in Sandiacre, which follows a £1 million investment from JTL, comprises four modern classrooms and separate fully-equipped electrical and plumbing workshops, as well as a refectory area. Apprentices attending the Nottingham centre will have access to quality facilities that should help set them up for their future career.
Liam Sammon, Director of Learning and Innovation at JTL, commented, “We are delighted to have welcomed Maggie Throup MP to our Nottingham centre and showcase our brand-new facilities. It was fantastic to share the day with local employers too, as we believe it’s important to work collaboratively with these businesses, as we develop their future employees.
“Having had a presence in Nottingham for 13 years, it’s an exciting day to officially open our new centre, which continues to help fill the skills gaps in the traditional trades of electrical and mechanical engineering in the local area. Here at the Nottingham centre, we’re proud to not only be home to 150 learners but we’re also seeing a 30% growth in the number of apprentices this year. We look forward to welcoming more new apprentices and employers in the future”.
Maggie Throup, MP for Erewash, added, “I was delighted to visit JTL’s new state of the art training centre and see first-hand its £1million investment into the future of the local community and beyond. JTL’s brand-new centre will support hundreds of learners across the Nottinghamshire area to gain the skills they need to secure, long-term jobs and to take a step towards brighter futures.”
This facility is the latest in a string of dedicated centres and joint ventures JTL has launched in the last few years. In addition to Nottingham, JTL also has its own centres operating in York, Birmingham, Tankersley, Norwich, Oxford, Yeovil, Orpington, Maidstone, Ashford, Preston and Carlisle.