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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Dale Power Solutions sweep the board at regional heats of 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards

Dale Power Solutions sweep the board at regional heats of 
 2017 National Apprenticeship Awards

                                                                               

Scarborough based employer Dale Power Solutiona have swept the board at the regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awars with 2 of their apprentices being named regional finalists for Apprentice of the Year, as well as Dale Power Solutions being named finalists for Employer of the Year. Dale Power Solutions have a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme and invest heavily in the training of young people and have recruited 2 new engineering apprentices for 2017 - their CEO even started as an apprentice!

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Celebrating success at STARS Awards

Celebrating success at STARS Awards

The 2017 Scarborough STARS Awards were held on the evening of Friday 21st July at The Scarborough Spa. The Awards which are in their third year are organised by apprentices from employers in the local area and celebrates the achievements of apprentices, employers and training providers throughout the year. 

Brathay Team Members, Alyssa Wood (DTA) and Luke Woods de Lacy (Rosti-Pickering) were in attendance with team mentor, Bob Watmore. They were invited along to talk about their achievement in the 2017 Brathay Apprentice Challenge, the skills that they have acquired through the Challenge and how something like this can benefit apprentices throughout their programme.

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DTA welcomes 2 new Directors

DTA welcomes 2 new Directors

All Staff at Derwent Training Association would like to welcome Danny MacFarlane and Dr Andrew Suggett who have both been appointed onto our Board of Directors. 

Danny MacFarlane                                                                                                                                                                                            Danny is currently an Engineer with over 20 years' experience in the plastics injection moulding industry. He is currently Operations Director at Ellis Patents, an SME based in Rillington with 60 employees and a turnover of £7 million. Danny has worked for Ellis for 14 years, initially as a Technical Manager, before moving into operations. Danny was previously employed by McKechnie Plastic Components (now Rosti Automotive) at Stamford Bridge as Quality/Environmental Manager dealing with customers including Dyson, Guinness, Black and Decker, Hewlett-Packard and Jaguar Landrover. 

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Supporting IWED2017 on Friday 23rd June

Supporting IWED2017 on Friday 23rd June

DTA will be supporting International Women in Engineering Day which takes place annually on 23rd June. The day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows the celebration of the outstanding achievements of women engineers. 

The Women in Engineering Society (WES) is a charity which started in 1919 at the end of the First World War when the women who had worked in technical jobs during the war wanted to continue with this work. A change of law to ensure that the country reverted to a pre-war setting when the War finished ment that the women were unable to continue in their (engineering) jobs, and were unwanted in the technical professons.

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Outstanding achievement for DTA apprentices in National Finals

Outstanding achievement for DTA apprentices in National Finals

Nine apprentices from DTA narrowly missed out on being named Apprentice Team of the Year at the National Finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge. We are proud that the team placed fifth out of eight teams in the Finals. 

The Finals follow a testing five-month Challenge, the team from DTA were competing against seven of the country's leading apprentice employers and training providers. 

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