On Friday 18 October, JTL  invited the Lord Mayor of York, Councillor Janet Looker, to officially open its new centre in York.

The Lord Mayor was joined by local employers, where they were given a tour of the new training facilities. They also had the chance to speak to current JTL apprentices and trainers to find out more about the wide range of opportunities available to them in the local area.

Following a £500,000 investment, the centre – located in the Osbaldwick area of York – has been designed with a brand new and fully equipped electrical workshop. It offers 6,000 square feet of teaching and workshop space over two floors. It comprises two modern teaching rooms, a meeting room, a refectory area and bright, modern double height workshops.

JTL’s chief executive, Jon Graham, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed the Lord Mayor to our York 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. 

“Here at York, we’re proud to now be home to 30 first year learners and 14 second year learners. We look forward to welcoming more new apprentices and employers in the future”.

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 York, JTL also has its own centres operating successfully in Birmingham, Tankersley, Norwich, Oxford, Yeovil, Orpington, Maidstone, Ashford, Preston, Carlisle and Langley Mill in Nottinghamshire.