On Thursday 12th October, JTL, one of the leading apprenticeship providers in England and Wales, welcomed the Lord Mayor of Hull, Councillor Kalvin Neal, to officially open its newest training facility in Hull.
The centre, located on the outskirts of Hull city centre at 10 Sykes Street, is a result of an investment totalling £1.2million for the construction of the facility. JTL has repurposed what was formerly a city centre children’s nursery into a fully equipped training centre for both electrical and plumbing and heating apprenticeships.
The centre has already created new jobs in the local area including three new training officer roles and two tutor roles, with more opportunities to follow as the centre develops.
Councillor Kalvin Neal explored the training facilities and engaged with apprentices and the JTL team including JTL’s Chief Executive, Chris Claydon, to gain an insight into the varied opportunities that the centre presents for the local community. The centre boasts a modern classroom, fully equipped electrical and plumbing workshops, canteen facilities and onsite parking.
The East Yorkshire-based hub forms part of JTL’s network of training centres across England.
The apprenticeships JTL delivers have been designed by the sector for the sector. JTL offers a comprehensive service to ensure that taking on an apprentice with them is simple. Their dedicated staff supports both the employer and their apprentice throughout the entire apprenticeship process, ensuring the employer gains a competent employee, as well as providing them with a dedicated training officer and a free toolkit.
Chris Claydon, Chief Executive at JTL, said: “We are pleased to welcome Councillor Kalvin Neal to the opening of our newest training centre in Hull. This £1.2 million investment demonstrates our commitment to providing high-quality training facilities for those completing electrical and plumbing and heating apprenticeships.
“Hull serves as another pivotal location to deliver future-proof training for apprentices, arming them with green skills that are crucial for meeting the UK’s net-zero targets.”
Councillor Kalvin Neal, Mayor of Hull, added: “It has been a great privilege to officially open JTL’s latest training centre in Hull. This significant investment not only enriches our local community by transforming a disused building in the city, but also showcases JTL’s dedication to fostering skills and opportunities in the region. I am excited to see the positive impact this centre will have on apprentices and employers alike.”