JTL apprentices to receive Kier gas training
Published by Rebecca Jackson for Kier Services in Housing and also in Communities, Education
(L to R) Mike Furze, Kier Regional Director, Caroline Turner, JTL Operations Director & Robert Moore, JTL Operations Manager
An exclusive contract worth £250,000 will see Kier provide gas training for plumbing apprentices across Yorkshire and the north-east in partnership with building services engineering training provider JTL.
With funding from the Government initiative Employer Ownership of Skills (EOS), Gas Training at Kier centres in North Tyneside and Sheffield will now offer training to JTL apprentices in domestic gas, providing them with fully recognised industry certifications.
Kier regional director, Mike Furze, said: ”Our close relationship with JTL has led to this very promising contract, which will build on the success we have already shared over the past year. Helping local people get into work and giving them the training they need is part of our strong commitment to making a difference to the communities in which we operate.”
Gas Training at Kier provides Accredited Certificate Scheme (ACS) qualifications in domestic or commercial gas at its state-of-the-art training facilities in Killingworth, North Tyneside.
JTL operations director, Caroline Turner, said: “Entering this exclusive contract with Kier will undoubtedly be of benefit to our clients. The training Kier has provided to our apprentices so far has been of the highest standard, and I am sure this partnership will continue to provide high quality training opportunities.”
Provided free to JTL client employers, the EOS scheme will grant Kier half of the cost of the training, while JTL will be contributing the second half. This means that for employers working with JTL through either engaging apprentices or using a range of professional development courses, the Kier service will be available at no cost.
Gas Training at Kier has recently been campaigning to secure employment for Armed Forces leavers through its successful resettlement programme at the training centre inNorth Tyneside.
For more information about opportunities with Kier, visit www.kier.co.uk