Yardley MP Jess Phillips visited JTL Training to visit the apprentice centre and to discuss local apprenticeships.
JTL is a charitable company that reinvests its surpluses into more training and facilities. It was set up 25 years ago by the Electrical Contractors Association and Unite the Union, and currently has more than 6000 apprentices on apprenticeships and works with more than 3000 companies across England and Wales. It has also piloted traineeships with some success here in Birmingham helping youngsters who may need additional help to become employable so they can get into apprenticeships.
Jess spoke to JTL Training about the apprenticeships they offer, including electrical, plumbing, maintenance engineering and heating and ventilation, and met with the tutors and trainers.
Jess Phillips MP said:
"It was great to learn more about what JTL Training is offering young people in our area, but even more so to chat to current apprentices about how much they enjoy their training and the impact it's having on their career prospects."