JTL heating and plumbing apprentices are being given the chance to win an all-expenses paid trip to Monument Tools’ factory in Surrey, as well as £400 worth of tools for them and their employer in JTL’s new ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ inspired Golden Ticket initiative.
JTL, with the help of its partner Monument Tools, already distributes free toolkits on a quarterly basis to its new learners once they have completed three months of their apprenticeship. The toolkits which have a retail value of around £200, are offered to help apprentices with their on-the-job training and to support their employers.
A Golden Ticket will be randomly inserted inside a toolkit ordered by a learner in each quarterly distribution. Upon finding the ticket, each lucky learner will receive an instant prize of £100 Amazon vouchers and will be automatically entered into the grand prize draw set to take place in June 2019 to win the all-expenses paid factory tour along with £400 worth of tools for themselves and their employer.
Jamie Fisher, Director of Sales at Monument Tools said: “We’re really excited to be involved in this new initiative. We’re already planning for the visit by the winning apprentice with his or her employer to see what we do and how we do it. We hope that the visit will open their eyes to the work we do and how we are able to produce the quality tools we offer the workforce out there today.”
JTL’s Chief Executive Jon Graham is fully supportive of this new initiative: “We are the only training provider in the UK to provide a free toolkit to all our trade apprentices to support them in their training. We believe it instils in them a sense of pride to have a quality tool kit of their own, rather than having to use ‘hand me downs’ from their employers or colleagues. They can add to these throughout their apprenticeship and beyond. The lucky winner will be able to add significantly to his or her toolkit with this exceptional prize.”
The first of the four tool distributions has taken place and the first winner has been named as Vusimuzi Mayendesa. Not surprisingly, he was delighted to have been the recipient of the first Golden Ticket: “This is really good news for me and for my employer – Mears Limited – based in Peckham – in south London. I don’t normally win things so it was a real surprise to open the tool kit and find the Golden Ticket! The initial prize is great and the odds are pretty good – at one in four – that I might win the overall prize in June 2019! It certainly gives me something to look forward to next year!”