Liam Sammon, commercial director of JTL and Malcolm Duncan, managing director of Super Rod UK have presented a number of apprentices – all currently studying for electrical apprenticeships with JTL – with a free toolkit worth around £250 each.
Each JTL apprentice in their first year of study can claim a complimentary toolkit simply by registering their interest online. The toolkits are provided jointly by JTL, along with partners Super Rod (Klein Tools) and Monument Tools. They typically include a full set of basic tools, including everything the apprentice will need during their training.
“Our toolkits are really popular with apprentices, who would otherwise use hand-me-down tools from their employers or sometimes end up buying their own tools with their hard earned income,” says Liam Sammon. “It gets them off to a great start in the workplace – helping to ensure they are well equipped and safe – and encourages each student to respect and care for their own equipment. Plus, some of the tools become firm favourites and stay with their owners for many years to come.
“We’re so grateful to our partners for their continued assistance and generosity in helping us with this venture. Our students tell us it makes a real difference both practically and to their mind-set, so we know it’s widely appreciated across all our apprenticeship courses.
“It also sets us apart from other training organisations, summing up the level of support JTL offers to both young people and their employers at this and every stage of the apprenticeship process. It’s all part of our broader, all-encompassing duty-of-care package.”
Malcolm Duncan from Super Rod added, “JTL delivers a highly professional training programme for its apprentices and we’re only too pleased to help get these young electricians off to the best possible start with a high quality set of tools. We see it as a genuine investment in the technicians and engineers of the future and we wish them all the very best of luck.”
The team at JTL have worked alongside Super Rod since 2015 and with Monument Tools since 2013 to provide toolkits to new starters.
JTL is now one of the largest work-based learning providers in England and Wales, working with over 3,000 businesses and training more apprentices than anyone else in the building services engineering sector.