Why choose to study at DTA?
- DTA is the only specialist engineering training provider in the local area of North Yorkshire
- In 2015/16 94% of leavers were happy with their training programme
- Average class size of 8 to ensure plenty of one to one tuition
- All of DTA’s Trainers and Managers have many years’ experience in the Engineering and Manufacturing industry
- 97% of apprentices say they would recommend DTA to others
- DTA recruits and trains apprentices for over 100 world class employers across North Yorkshire
DTA offers Advanced Apprenticeships in the following disciplines:
- Mechanical Manufacture
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- Fabrication and Welding
- CAD Design
- Project Engineering
- Quality Engineering
What are the benefits of an Apprenticeship?
An Apprenticeship combines practical training in a job with study. You’ll work 4 days a week with a local employer learning skills from experienced staff. You will attend DTA one day a week to gain your qualifications; this will be classroom and practical based. You will be paid for your time at work and time training. A Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship will take you 4 years to complete.
How do I apply?
DTA’s recruitment period is from February to August, although we do accept applications all year round. The earlier you apply the better as you will have the opportunity to attend more interviews; you can still apply whilst in the last year of education. We will require an up to date copy of your CV. Once our Recruitment Team has received your completed form we will invite you to attend our online assessment test which will take place at our training centre in Malton.
You can also look for vacancies in your local area on the Find an Apprenticeship Website – www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship. As we can’t guarantee a placement for every applicant we do ask you to be actively sending your CV to employers as well as applying to other providers and colleges as a backup option.
What will I study?
You will be registered on the new Apprenticeship Standards which are being introduced from May 2017. In Year 1 you will study competency and knowledge Level 2 Foundation Gateway qualifications which will introduce you to engineering skills. In Year 2 and 3 you will either study a Certificate/Diploma or Extended Diploma. In Years 3 and 4 you will complete an NVQ Level 3 in the workplace and ultimately complete an End Point Assessment to achieve the apprenticeship.
If you don’t have a GCSE Grade 4/C or above in Maths and English you will have to complete Level 2 Functional Skills in these subjects to gain the Apprenticeship Standards. Your employer may also request you to do additional qualifications such as ICT, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Behavioural Training and Development. All of your units and qualifications will be chosen by your employer to suit your job role.
What are the entry requirements?
DTA recommends that you have 5 GCSE’s (A*-C / 9-4) in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. You will have to be 16 or over and not be in full time education. From May 2017, as part of the new Apprenticeship Standards introduced by the Government, if you have a degree or qualification higher than a Level 3 in an un-related subject to engineering you are able to start a Level 3 Apprenticeship.