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Derwent Training Association (DTA) was founded in 1988 by a group of innovative industry leaders and has been a leader in training young people on Advanced Apprenticeship programmes for 25 years. In 2015, DTA introduced the Higher Apprenticeship programme to allow apprentices to progress with their careers.

As the only specialist Engineering Training Provider in our local area of North Yorkshire, DTA are ‘Shaping the Future for Engineering’. DTA continue to increase the skills and knowledge in engineering and keep those based in Ryedale, York and along the Yorkshire Coast contributing in the region.

Today, based in modern purpose built facilities in Malton, North Yorkshire, DTA have established a first class reputation for the recruitment, training and retention of skilled young engineers. All of our Trainers and Managers have many years’ of working in Engineering and Manufacturing and are some of the best in the country.

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DTA are aware of the importance of constantly improving the standards of our service and what we offer our customer. This is constantly measured with the quality within our business.

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Safeguarding Policy

At DTA we understand the importance of Safeguarding our apprentices. We have a dedicated Safeguarding Officer to deal with any issues regarding any apprentices.

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Useful Links

Follow these links to research why to choose Engineering as a possible career and opportunities of further study.

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Join Us

DTA are always looking for time served engineers to join our team of well-regarded teaching professionals.

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DTA Membership

With Derwent Training Association being an employer led Training Provider we are always wanting feedback from the employers that use us to train their apprentices as well as giving them benefits to using us.

DTA offers their Membership to all employers who train apprentices with DTA and the cost is £150 for the year which runs from March – April. All members will receive a certificate to confirm membership.

Commercial Course Discount

DTA offers 10% discount to members for all Commercial Courses that we provide. If you have an apprentice with us and they would like to book a place on a course you will receive 25% for that delegate.

Room Hire

DTA will offer 10% discount to all members for hire of our Conference Room; which includes free wi-fi, refreshments and lunch upon prior arrangement.

Get In Touch

Annual General Meeting

All member companies are invited to the DTA Annual General Meeting (AGM) which gives you the opportunity to meet out tram and have a say in how DTA is run and put your ideas forward.


If you don’t take on an apprentice with DTA but are looking to become a member, please contact John Brockett on 01653 697698.