JTL has acquired Develop Training, but both companies will continue business as usual.

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 allow the two organisations to better serve the sector, according to JTL, providing an opportunity for both to expand their offering and extend their national coverage. The acquisition will help JTL better serve the sector by expanding its short course provision beyond apprenticeships, whilst Develop Training can grow their current apprenticeship programmes through JTL’s support. Both organisations will continue to operate under their current trading name, with business as usual.

Jon Graham, Chief Executive of JTL, 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.”