Government’s plan to triple traineeships with £111m investment – JTL’s reaction

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  Posted by: electime      10th July 2020

Following the Chancellor’s recent announcement that the government is injecting £111 million into the Traineeship programme to get young people in England into work, JTL, the leading national training provider for electrical and heating & plumbing apprenticeships discusses what this means for school leavers.

Judi Wheeler, national delivery director at JTL, said: “The government’s recent pledge to provide 30,000 new Traineeships to raise the employability profile of young people is very welcomed by JTL. As a leading training provider, we strongly believe that the development and training of apprentices is crucial in ensuring the pipeline of skilled tradespeople continues during these challenging times. The main objective for most trainees is to progress onto an apprenticeship, which is why Traineeships provide both the time and opportunity for an employer to see the trainee’s level of commitment, suitability and enthusiasm.

“Traineeships, a programme we have been championing since it was launched, gives young people, in England, aged 16- 24- year olds, an exciting opportunity to develop skills and confidence in order to take their first steps into their chosen career. For an employer, Traineeships allows them to see if the trainee is suitable to progress onto an apprenticeship.

“We are hopeful that the £1000 pledged by the government, for each new work experience place they offer, will help employers provide these important placements. These placements may result in recruiting more young people into our industry.”