JTL celebrate Ofsted inspection results
Training charity JTL has been awarded its second ‘Good’ rating by Ofsted following a recent inspection. This result is even more significant than the ‘Good’ rating JTL received from Ofsted in 2008 due to the recent change in Ofsted inspection arrangements which has seen the introduction of short notice inspections and a more stringent standard.
JTL was praised for the work of its training officers and workplace mentors, especially the role they play in making sure the apprentices keep up to date with their courses and supporting them in their training. The charity was also commended for the way it works with the employers and subcontractors who are involved in the apprentices training and the ambitions of its management team.
Ofsted inspectors recorded that most of the JTL apprentices “develop good trade skills, strong technical understanding and achieve qualifications.” They also noted that prospects for JTL apprentices upon finishing are bright, and that most can expect to earn “a decent living at a relatively young age.”
Denis Hird, Chief Executive of JTL, said: “We’re delighted with the results of the Ofsted inspection. JTL has always strived to ensure that we deliver the best quality training to the apprentices we work with. There’s no denying the recession has impacted on apprenticeship training, but we’re committed to helping the employers and apprentices we work with to ensure the recession doesn’t result in a lost generation of skilled workers. I’d like to congratulate every member of staff at JTL for their work in helping us achieve this fantastic result.”