Why train with JTL?

JTL provides the perfect foundation for your career in the building services engineering industry. With expert tutors, state-of the art training centres and a proven track record of producing skilled, confident and competent professionals you can trust that JTL is the right choice for your training needs.


JTL, established since 1990, is the leading work-based learning provider in the building services engineering sector across England and Wales.

We’re a not-for-profit charity, offering advanced apprenticeships across England and Wales.

We work with employers to provide the training to support their apprentices with off-the-job learning and the knowledge elements of the programme, including both classroom and practical workshop learning as well as monitoring and assessing apprentices in the workplace. We serve approximately 8,000 apprentices and over 3,800 employers.

JTL holds contracts with the Education and Skills Funding Agency in England and for Welsh Government funding in Wales and all our funding is reinvested in apprenticeship training. JTL subsidiary Develop Training also provides a growing choice of professional development training for those already working within the industries.

Why train with JTL

JTL has been delivering apprenticeship training to the building services engineering sector, which forms part of the construction industry, for over 30 years. We train more apprentices than anyone else in the sector and, working with our own training centres and with colleges across England and Wales, pride ourselves in delivering high quality, work-based learning.

We offer a range of benefits for both apprentices and their employers:

  • Free starter toolkit for apprentices in their first year*
  • Free study books for apprentices to support with theoretical knowledge
  • Support from a dedicated JTL Training Officer
  • Access to our free recruitment service
  • Practical training in fully equipped and supervised workshops 
  • Free advice and support from the Electrical Industries Charity
  • Access to the JIB Registered Electrician Skills Development Fund
  • A JIB UK-PHMES Apprentice or an Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) card
  • Help accessing funds to support with training costs
  • Ofsted have consistently awarded us as a Grade 2 GOOD Provider
  • Our Regional and National Awards which celebrates high achieving apprentices
  • Apprentices will gain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – to evidence they have the appropriate training and qualifications and are safe to work on construction sites.
  • Opportunity to achieve maths and English qualifications i.e. Functional Skills, Essential Skills Wales

*After a qualifying period of 3 months for electrical learners and 6 months for mechanical engineering services learners.

Our Accreditations

We are an Ofsted recognised ‘good provider’ and, as a registered charity, every penny we receive goes into the training we offer.

In 2018, we also became one of the first organisations in the UK to receive the prestigious ‘Leaders in Safeguarding’ quality mark for our approach and the effectiveness of our safeguarding arrangements. Read more about our accreditations.

Our partners and accreditations

Learner & Employer testimonials

“I didn’t have any idea about my career path when I finished school, but the traineeship with JTL has set me on the right track”

Expert tutors

JTL tutors teach to a high standard as evidenced by our consistently high achievement rates and Ofsted ‘Good’ provider ratings.

Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to providing equality of opportunity and freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of age, sex, sexual orientation, disability, race (including colour, nationality, ethnic origin), religion or beliefs, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity status, marital or civil partnership status. 

Our Training Courses


Helping thousands of people launch their careers.

Short Courses

Professional Development / CPD short courses.

JTL training locations

JTL has a number of dedicated training centres across England and Wales.