All at DTA would like to say congratulations to Barley Gillespie who won Highly Commended Young Apprentice at the 2019 Ryedale Business Awards.
All at DTA are proud of Barley Gillespie of Sylatech, Kirkbymoorside who has been named as a Finalist for Young Apprentice. Barley has recently completed his Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering and has worked incredibly hard throughout his programme. Alongside DTA, he has supported a Ryedale School careers event for the last 4 years' to share his experience to young people of where he was an ex-student. Barley was also recently promoted to Chargehand at Sylatech before completing his Apprenticeship.
Early November saw a small group of DTA apprentices help with the creation and painting of new railings for the Malton and Norton War Memorial, which has been jointly organised with the Malton and Norton Rotary.
Recently completed apprentice Jacob Biggs, who in October received a DTA Apprentice of the Year Award, worked on the manufacture of the railings at his employer TWS Fabrication at their base in Leavening. He was then involved with installing them at the War Memorial site on York Road, Malton. This shows invaluable work that recently completed apprentices are doing and how they are real assets to their employers.
Thursday 11th October saw over 120 guests attend DTA's Awards and Graduation Ceremony to celebrate the success of all apprentices during 2017 and 2018. We were pleased to hold the evening at Malton and Norton Rugby Club for a third year and it was a great setting for the evening.
We were honoured to welcome the Deputy Lord Lieutenant of North Yorkshire, David Kerfoot MBE to present some of the 40 graduates with their certificates and to congratulate them on successfully completing their apprenticeships as well as awarding 20 apprentices with their Apprentice of the Year awards.