Apprenticeship Open Evening | Tuesday 16th October

Apprenticeship Open Evening | Tuesday 16th October

Come along to our Apprenticeship Open Evening on Tuesday 16th October. There is no need to book; just drop in anytime between 4pm and 7pm. 

The evening will give visitors the opportunity to speak to local employers about careers in engineering, have a look around DTA's specialist engineering training facilities as well as the chance to ask current apprentices about their experience and how they got into an apprenticeship. 

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Another record breaking year for DTA

Another record breaking year for DTA

What a brilliant way to celebrate DTA's 30 Years in Training Anniversary and the Government's Year of Engineering with another record breaking year for apprentice intake!

On Wednesday 12th September we were excited to welcome our 63 new starts to the centre for their first day.

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John Brockett nominated for Business Personality of the Year

John Brockett nominated for Business Personality of the Year

We are excited to announce that DTA's General Manager John Brockett has been named in the top-3 for Business Personality of the Year at the Pride of Malton and Norton Awards.

John who was DTA's previous Chairman having worked in industry at Sylatech joined us in 2014. He has contributed to growth in DTA over the past few years' and has given young people lots of advice and guidance on their options and getting them into worthwhile careers. John is due to retire in 2018.

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Higher Apprenticeships visit the University of York

Higher Apprenticeships visit the University of York

Final Year Higher Apprenticeship students Matt Tindall, Darren Kirk, Joe Godliman and Mike Coates who are currently studying HND were lucky to visit York University and be shown around their integrated circuit manufacturing facilities by Dr Iain Will.

The University of York is home to pioneering manufacturing and research and in the clean room where the apprentices are pictured; circuits are designed, built, connected, encapsulated and tested. The air in the facility is filtered to a degree far higher than any hospital operating theatre, as the smallest particle of dust can get into the assembly and cause chip failure. 

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Tom & Macauley head to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Tom & Macauley head to Rotary Youth Leadership Awards

Tom and Macauley pictured with DTA's Training and Assessment Manager Bob Watmore

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We're Hiring!

We're Hiring!

Do you want to make a tangible difference to Engineering Apprenticeships in Yorkshire?

DTA need Trainers and Assessors this summer to meet increased employer demand in Advanced and Higher skills in Engineering. 

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How can we change opinions around apprenticeships?

How can we change opinions around apprenticeships?

DTA's Alyssa and IQ Engineers' Dezhaun had the fantastic opportunity to be interviewed by the Telegraph about their experience of being an apprentice and how as part of the Industry Apprentice Council they're working to change opinions around apprenticeships and to explode myths that that still exist. 

Read the full article on The Telegraph here - https://bit.ly/2NGIqyf

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In Loving Memory of our Colleague Howard Cooper

In Loving Memory of our Colleague Howard Cooper

It is with great sadness that DTA has to announce that our colleague Howard Cooper passed away on Thursday 5th July after a long battle with cancer. 

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STEAM East through to Stage 2 of IoT bid

STEAM East through to Stage 2 of IoT bid

DTA are pleased that in partnership with local colleges, further and higher education providers, university's and employers STEAM East has passed Stage One of the Institute of Technologies (IoT) bid to propose capital investment of £14m across the region. 

Partners in the STEAM East IoT are:

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Matthew Tindall wins BTEC Highly Commended Award

Matthew Tindall wins BTEC Highly Commended Award

Congratulations to Matthew Tindall of Dale Power Solutions in Scarborough who has won the 2018 BTEC Apprentice of the Year (19+).

He started his Advanced Apprenticeship in 2012 straight after completing his GCSE's and finished his Level 3 in 2015 to progress onto the first year of DTA's Higher Apprenticeship programme which he is due to complete this year. 

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