About Us

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 in electrical installation, engineering maintenance, mechanical engineering services comprising plumbing, alongside heating and ventilating.

We serve approximately 8,000 apprentices and 3,800 employers in 4 regions across England and Wales.

JTL holds contracts with the Education Skills Funding Agency in England and for Welsh Government funding in Wales and all our funding is reinvested in apprenticeship training.

JTL has evolved to also provide a growing choice of professional development training for those already working within the industries.

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Our Core Values

Our success depends on how we work.

Everything we do is guided by our core values. Over a journey spanning over 30 years, we’ve identified four key principles that are fundamental to our people, our work and our results.


We are effective, skilled and serious about what we do


We believe in being honest and fair and delivering on our promise


We treat our customers, learners, stakeholders and staff courteously, honestly and fairly


We respond to our customers’ and the sector’s expectations and provide a great experience for our learners

Our Partners


With more than 100 years’ experience and recognised as the UK’s leading trade association; the Electrical Contractors’ Association (ECA) represent the interests of tradespeople who work with electrical and electronic equipment and services. JTL was in fact formed by the coming together of the ECA and Unite the Union 1990


The Joint Industry Board (JIB) *is an impartial organisation looking to improve the electrical industry. It does this by setting standards and regulating relations between employers and employees. The work  JIB do offers members stability in the workplace, providing employment conditions that will attract, train and motivate the best operatives in the workforce


Edmundson Electrical is the UK’s leading electrical wholesaler and supplies electrical materials to the trade and industry. Employing more than 4000 staff and trading from over 380 branches across the country, Edmundson Electrical serves the needs of a vast range of customers ranging from the self-employed ‘sole trader’ electrician through to large national mechanical and electrical contracting companies.


It was Unite the Union who came together with the ECA to form JTL back in 1990. Nowadays, the organisation are Britain’s biggest union, with 1.42 million members in all different types of workplaces. Unite the Union is a democratic and campaigning union, with employees’ right at its heart.