What do I do after I’ve completed the Assessment Day?
If you are selected to progress to having your details sent to employers, you will be contacted to arrange a formal interview at their premises. If we feel you would benefit from further non-apprenticeship training or your CV and presentation skills are not up to par, we will advise you so. We will provide you with guidance on what you could do next.
We advise all applicants to research apprenticeship vacancies and apply direct to companies.
Who pays for my Apprenticeship?
Your training is funded by the Government and any short-falls will be paid for by your employer. You are only expected to pay for your transport to travel to work and Derwent Training.
What happens if I require extra support?
There is a section on the application form to disclose any information you think Derwent Training need to know about. When you attend the Assessment Day you will complete a Personal and Social Development self-assessment which helps Derwent Training to provide the appropriate support you may require.
When you start your Apprenticeship, we can use this information to put together a Learning Support Plan so that we can support you with the things you need.
What will I be doing during an Apprenticeship?
An Engineering Apprenticeship can take up to 4 years to complete. You will also be assessed on skills, knowledge and behaviours throughout your Apprenticeship programme.
If you do not have the minimum grade required in Maths and English you will have to complete a Functional Skills qualification in these subjects. You may also have to do ICT.
You will attend Derwent Training one day a week to complete a mixture of classroom and practical based learning. The other days of the week you will be working with your employer, completing on-the-job and off-the-job training.
How will I get to Derwent Training?
We do not provide a bus service to and from Derwent Training. As you are paid a wage by your employer you are expected to make your own way to the training centre.
We have a car park but spaces are limited so we advise learners to car share or walk where possible. This also helps the carbon footprint associated with your training. The Coastliner bus stops on the main road adjacent to the entrance to Derwent Training and we are a 20 minute walk from Malton Bus Station. Malton is also on the main train route from Scarborough and York and are a 20 minute walk away from Malton Train Station.
If you have to get public transport on your attendance day, you will be expected to get to the centre on time as classes start at 9:00am. Your attendance day will finish at 4:00pm and no learners will be allowed to finish early. Your training day should be considered a day at work and your behaviour and attitude should be the same as it would be at work.
How much will I get paid?
Your employer is the one that pays you so it is at their discretion as to what you are paid as long as it meets the Government Minimum Wage requirements.
If you have issues with the wage that you are being paid, you need to speak to your employer.
What should I do if I am not successful in securing an Apprenticeship?
You cannot start with Derwent Training until you are successful in gaining employment and the employer signs you up for an apprenticeship.
We advise all applicants throughout our recruitment process to apply for full-time engineering courses as well as applying for apprenticeship vacancies direct in order to maintain their options.