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Together Training facilitates first Hertfordshire levy transfer with the University of Hertfordshire to help local electrical firm

Apprenticeships provider Together Training has supported the first Hertfordshire SME employer to gain access to a fully funded apprenticeship programme via the levy transfer scheme.


Together Training and the University of Hertfordshire have a long standing working relationship and pride themselves on the training they offer and deliver to their employer partners. 


Taking this partnership even further the University of Hertfordshire has recently transferred some of their apprenticeship levy to a local SME called JHP Electrical, enabling them to fully fund two members of staff to attend Together Trainings Leadership and Management apprenticeship programmes.


John McMahon and Helen Patterson

JHP Electrical Services, a Bushey-based electrical firm, were looking to upskill two employees to help them gain leadership skills and a qualification in management.

Helen Patterson, Business Manager at JHP Electrical explains: “JHP started as a family business, with a self-employed electrician.

“After some growth, Jonathan, our founder and now Director, was suddenly managing six people.

“With no previous management experience and only being qualified in electrical engineering, we needed to look at the different options to help Jonathan boost his management skills and get a qualification.

“We came across the Operations Management apprenticeship with Together Training, a Level 5 qualification that would be ideal for him. After speaking with Together Training and the university, we were able to receive the funds for the apprenticeship so JHP could have access to a number of apprenticeships.”

Together Training is a joint venture between Oaklands College and West Herts College, who have combined to offer an extensive apprenticeship provision.

John McMahon, Managing Director of Together Training, added: “It’s great to see the university investing in local business to help up-skill their management and grow their potential.”

To find out about the Leadership and Management courses we offer please click here.

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