The Hanover Way

We work in partnership with JTL, a charity dedicated to the development of apprenticeships, to find, train and develop our apprentices.

We are committed to paying our apprentices a fair wage for the contribution they make to our business. We have voluntarily signed-up to pay the Joint Industry Board(JIB) Apprentice Wage

Our apprenticeship scheme runs for 4 years and on completion of the course, participants are awarded an Advanced Modern Apprenticeship NVQ Level 3

  • We take on between 6 – 10 new apprentices a year and are looking to continually expand this number in line with business growth

  • We provide all of our apprentices with a structured experience and a supportive environment in which to develop. This includes:

    • Induction briefing with Directors

    • Health and Safety induction

    • Mentoring by a final year apprentice mentor

    • Regular performance reviews by Directors

    • Independent reviews by JTL every three months

    • One day a week paid to study at college

    • Support in the lead-up to exams

  • 98% of our apprentices go on to gain employment with Hanover Building Services

  • We have also taken on apprentices who have been mid-way through their courses with other companies who filed for bankruptcy during the recent recession.

We have been recognised for our approach to apprenticeships:

  • We won the JTL employer of the year in London, 2015

  • One of our apprentices is JTL Ambassador Programme for young women. Click here to read more.

Case Study

Samantha Hansford

JTL Ambassador

Our own Samantha Hansford, a newly qualified electrician, will represent Hanover and JTL, and promote the building services sector. 


As an ambassador, Samantha will be attending various events at schools, colleges and training centres around the UK to talk about her experiences; sharing why she chose to start an apprenticeship, how it has helped her in her career development and demonstrating how apprenticeships can benefit business.


Samantha will also assist in engaging with young women currently considering their career options, becoming a mentor for new apprentices and will act as a buddy, sharing experiences and advice.


"Here at Hanover, we are committed to encouraging more women into the construction industry via the apprenticeship route with JTL. We also worked with Women In Construction in 2012 to provide work experience for 2 adult trainees as part of our Clapham Park Estate project for Wates Group. 


We are very proud of the work that Samantha is doing at Hanover and we are thrilled that she will be involved in the development of the next generation of electrical apprentices.”