JTL acquires Develop Training

National training provider for electrical and plumbing & heating apprenticeships, JTL, has acquired Develop Training.

Established for 50 years, Develop Training provides professional short courses, specialising in utilities and energy, construction, defence, healthcare, facilities management and telecommunications and has seven dedicated training centres in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

The acquisition will give an opportunity for both providers to expand their offering and extend their national coverage, a statement said.

Each organisation will continue to operate under its current trading name, with business as usual.

JTL’s chief executive Jon Graham said: “This is a truly exciting step forward for both businesses and the sectors we work in. We are really pleased to be welcoming such a well-established and respected brand within the industry into the JTL family. There is a natural synergy between JTL and Develop Training, so we are looking forward to working together to build upon the offering of both companies on a national level.”

John Kerr, managing director at Develop Training, said: “Being part of JTL will provide a major growth opportunity for apprenticeships and professional short courses and we are very excited about the future.

JTL currently works with over 8,000 learners and 3,700 employers across England and Wales in more than 100 locations, including 12 dedicated JTL training centres, whilst Develop Training has seven dedicated training centres, including Scotland and Northern Ireland, and delivers over 30,000 training days every year.