Welcome to DTA's new Trainers

Welcome to DTA's new Trainers

DTA are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our training team; Jeff Wood and Kevin Randerson.

Jeff joins Keith McCrorie in our Fabrication and Welding team after taking a re-training opportunity as part of leaving Redcar Steel Works.

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Dale Power and Hannah Magowan make National Finals

Dale Power and Hannah Magowan make National Finals

After a recent win at the Regional Finals, Dale Power Solutions and Advanced Electrical Apprentice, Hannah Magowan are through to the national final of the 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards.

Dale Power Solutions is now one of the finalists in the Large Employer category and will be competing with 2 other finalists for the 2017 title. Engineering apprentice, Hannah Magowan who joined Dale Power Solutions in 2015 at the age of 16 having gained 11 A-A* GCSE's is one of 3 finalists who have made it through the regional heats to the finals for National Advanced Apprentice of the Year. 

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DTA takes trip to Engineering College

DTA takes trip to Engineering College

DTA would like to thank The Engineering College in Birkenhead for welcoming Keith McCrorie and Jeff Wood our Fabrication and Welding Trainers, Kelly Lambert a Fabrication and Welding Apprentice at ProSpeed, York and DTA's Business Admin Apprentice Alyssa Wood for a fantastic visit on Thursday 30th November and Friday 1st December. 

DTA and The Engineering College are both part of the GTA England network who encourage Training Providers to work together to develop aspects of their business and share methods of good practice. 

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Luke crowned Malton & Norton's Bright Young Star

Luke crowned Malton & Norton's Bright Young Star

DTA are proud of Luke Woods de Lacy of Rosti Automotive (pictured above with Training Manager, Bob Watmore) who was crowned Malton and Norton's Bright Young Star at the Pride of Malton and Norton Awards on Saturday 4th November. 

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DTA celebrating the success of apprentices

DTA celebrating the success of apprentices

Over 130 people were in attendance at DTA's annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 19th October to celebrate the success of all apprentices. 35 graduates were being celebrated for completing their apprenticeships with local employers across Ryedale, York and the Yorkshire Coast and are now all fully qualified engineers following a 4 year programme. 

DTA presented a variety of awards on the evening to hard working apprentices such as the Lord Derwent Award for effort and achievement, Apprentice of the Year and Highly Commended in Electrical/Maintenance, Mechanical and Fabrication and Welding, Final Year NVQ, Higher Apprenticeship and Employer of the Year which was won by ISF, York as well as Mentor of the Year won by Dan Hall of UAD Engineering, Scarborough. 

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Will Luke be Malton and Norton's Bright Young Star?

Will Luke be Malton and Norton's Bright Young Star?

Everyone at DTA would like to say congratulations to Rosti Automotive Apprentice, Luke Woods de Lacy who has been named as a finalist for Bright Young Star at The Pride of Malton and Norton Awards. The Awards are in its eighth year with the Awards due to take place on Saturday 4th November at The Talbot Hotel's York House Marquee.

Rosti Automotive in Pickering said this of Luke: ''Luke is progressing really well and has contributed to many technical installations of equipment already. He is hard working and its a pleasure in helping him to develop his career.''

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Message from the Chairman

Message from the Chairman

Most people who look at a business make the mistake of not seeing the business at all. If it's a manufacturing company, what they see is a building, machinery, offices and computers. They do not see the wood from the trees, the true essence of the business...the people. 

I think DTA is viewed by many in the same way. People see a training facility with classrooms, computers and workshops. It's a place where apprentices go to get trained and people get their first aid certificates. Of course, DTA is  these things and provides these things but I ask you to stop for a moment and consider, who does these things, how do they do it and why?

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Dale Power Solutions wins at Regional NAS Awards 2017

Dale Power Solutions wins at Regional NAS Awards 2017

It was a win, win for Dale Power Solutions at the regional heats of the National Apprenticeship Awards on 10th October. Not only did Dales take the award for Large Employer but apprentices Hannah Magowan won the Advanced Apprentice category and Mickyle Clark was awarded the Higher/Degree Apprentice. Having won at regional level, all three will be entered into the nationwide competition to compete with the country's elite. Finalists will be announced in November and the winners in January 2018.

The Awards, now in their fourteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: business that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplace. 

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Welcome to DTA's 2017 Starts

Welcome to DTA's 2017 Starts

                                                                                         

All at DTA would like to say a big welcome to our 61 2017 Apprentice Starts who are all either starting their Advanced or Higher Apprenticeships with us this September. 

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Portakbin Apprentice, Sam in Daily Mirror with GCSE Advice

Portakbin Apprentice, Sam in Daily Mirror with GCSE Advice

As thousands of teenagers get their GCSE results today and start the massive challenge of finding an apprenticeship, a job with training or move onto college. 

Portakabin apprentice, Sam Richardson, 17, knows exactly how everyone feels. He did his GCSE's last year and is already one year into a mechanical engineering apprenticeship and training with DTA. Here is his experience as told to the Daily Mirror for an article on results day:

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