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Our lives wouldn't be the same without Engineers.

From the vehicles we travel in and the electricity we use to the shoes on our feet - Engineers have created all of theses things and so much more!

To meet demand, the UK needs to recruit 124,000 people into the Engineering industry each year. 

Why choose Derwent Training Association?

  • DTA is the only specialist engineering training provider in the local area of North Yorkshire
  • In 2017/2018 98% 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
  • 98% of apprentices say they would recommend DTA to others
  • DTA recruits and trains apprentices for over 100 world class employers across North Yorkshire

Derwent Training Association offer Advanced Apprenticeships in:

  • Mechanical Manufacture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Maintenance
  • CAD Design
  • Project Engineering
  • Quality Engineering

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship combines a real job all whilst working towards a qualification. To start an Apprenticeship you'll need to be in employment with an engineering company who will support you through your Apprenticeship. You will work 4 days of the week learning on the job with your employer and attend DTA on a day release basis to undertake practical and classroom based learning. The main benefit to an Apprenticeship is Earning while you Learn. 

The Advanced Apprenticeship is a Level 3 qualification which is the equivalent to your A-Levels. 

You can download our Advanced Apprenticeship Leaflet here

What are the entry requirements?

You have to be 16 or over to start an Advanced Apprenticeship and not in full time education, although you can still apply if you're due to leave school, sixth form or college in the summer. DTA recommends that you should have or are working towards 5 GCSE's (A*-C / 9-4) in Maths, English and Science or equivalent.

If you have a degree or qualification higher than a Level 3 in an un-related subject to Engineering, you can now start an Apprenticeship. 

How do I apply?

DTA accepts applications all year round but our recruitment period for September intake is from February to August. The earlier you apply during that recruitment year the better, as you'll have the opportunity to be short-listed for more vacancies. Alongside your application we will require an up to date copy of your CV. 

Once DTA's Recruitment Team has received your application form, you will be invited to our training centre in Malton to complete an assessment test and interview. Please note that this step in the application process is mandatory and if you do not attend after three invites, your application will be removed from our books. Your details will not be short-listed for any vacancies until the assessment test has been completed.  

Short-listing for vacancies takes place from April and the employer will then decide who they would like to interview from this list. 

For any correspondance we will either email you or call you using the details on your application so please check for any correspondance.  

Applicant Information

Please note that DTA is not a College so your application does not guarantee you an automatic place in September. Although DTA will help you in finding employment we cannot guarantee placement for all applicants. In 2018 DTA received 220 applications and placed 65 apprentices. With this in mind, throughout the recruitment process we do ask you to be actively sending your CV to employers that you are interested in working for.

When you attend your assessment you will be provided with an Applicant Pack and Action Plan that will give you objectives and information that will stand you in better stead in gaining an Apprenticeship. 

If you aren't sure if an Apprenticeship in Engineering is for you, we would be more than happy to arrange a visit to our training centre where you can speak to apprentices about their own experience. 

For further information on Advanced Apprenticeships please contact DTA's Business Support Team on 01653 697698