Derwent Training to offer Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship.

Derwent Training to offer Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship.

Since early 2019, it was apparent that leaving the EU would have a largely negative impact on most sectors in the UK, certainly in the short term. Research from the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), highlights a lack of training for leaders in the region. Such a deficit ultimately impacts on growth and productivity. Many people who are promoted to a leadership and management role, are 'accidental managers', developing informally and/or by instinct.

As a training provider, we knew we had to expand our mission in order to support employers in the region. Derwent Training now offers a Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship that is applicable to first line managers and supervisors from all sectors, private, public or third sector, and from any size organisation. Typically, these managers are responsible for delivering operational plans, resolving problems, and building relationships. These apprenticeships are supported by Government funding and available to an employee of any age.

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The Redundancy Support Services for Apprentices

The Redundancy Support Services for Apprentices

The Redundancy Support Service for Apprentices (ReSSA), launched by the Department of Education, provides clear, accessible advice and guidance to apprentices following redundancy, while supporting their next steps. It will help redundant apprentices to identify new apprenticeship and employment opportunities, and, where they are eligible, complete their current apprenticeship. 

This service will enable individuals to access free online information and telephone support, helping to connect them with national and local support services, including financial, legal, health and wellbeing and careers advice. It will also share with apprentices details of new apprenticeship opportunities being offered by employers in their region. 

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COVID-Secure Measures Update - November 2020

COVID-Secure Measures Update - November 2020

Following the Government's announcment, and the supporting evidence at the weekend we are increasing our Covid-Secure measures. 

Derwent Training will remain open, and we will continue to adhere to the risk assessments that are reviewed and updated regularly. We are continuing to maintain low occupancy levels, staff and learners adhere to social distancing, hand sanitisers are available around the building, temperature scans on arrival, staff wearing face coverings, and adhering to the one-way system around the centre. 

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Engineering the next generation

Engineering the next generation

Derwent Training to offer Higher Apprenticeship Standard in September

Derwent Training to offer Higher Apprenticeship Standard in September

Derwent Training Association are delivering the new Higher Apprenticeship Standard for Engineering Manufacturing Technicians from September 2020. 

To achieve this Level 4 Apprenticeship, an apprentice must pass a Higher National Certificate, and hold a Level 2 / GCSE qualification in Maths and English, before successfully completing an observation and professional discussion with an external assessor. 

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Message from CEO - Changes to COVID Secure Procedures

Message from CEO - Changes to COVID Secure Procedures

As we remain in a COVID-19 national and global pandemic, and as such Derwent Training's risk assessment, and all health and safety measures remain firmly in place. As both an employer and an educational establishment, we have a duty of care and responsibility for all individuals entering the building. This is not something we take lightly and we will continue to take and enforce all necessary actions to keep us all as safe as possible until a vaccine is found for this disease that kills. 

Very shortly we will be introducing a non-contact temperature scan as people enter the building for the first time during the day. Many businesses have already moved to this phase of upgrading COVID-Secure measures within the workplace. It will become a crucial measure as individuals begin to pick up and display a myriad of winter bugs that could be indistinguishable from COVID-19 initially.

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New bonus for employers to recruit apprentices

New bonus for employers to recruit apprentices

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Celebrating International Women in Engineering Day

Bob and Stuart recognised for response to Covid-19

Bob and Stuart recognised for response to Covid-19

Two Engineering Trainers from Derwent Training Association have been nominated for a York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Star Award due to the work they have undertaken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Bob Hardie and Stuart Pitts were nominated by Electrical Services Manager at Scarborough Hospital, Nigel Watkins. The Star Awards seek to recognise outstanding individuals or teams who have innovated, impressed and made a real difference to how the NHS Trust provides care for their patients.

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COVID-19 update from Chief Executive Officer - 01/06/2020

COVID-19 update from Chief Executive Officer - 01/06/2020

Following on from the recent Government announcement, the earliest that Derwent Training will start face to face delivery with learners will be week commencing Monday 15th June with reduced class sizes so that social distancing can be adhered to throughout the centre. Please do not come in on your normal attendance day unless you have been notified, we will continue with remote learning with all those not in for face to face training. 

The training centre will look very different with a one way system, hand sanitising stations and changed working practices so that we can adhere to social distancing, these have been put in place to keep all learners and staff safe. Joining instructions will be sent out to learners and employers on what they have to adhere to when in the training centre. 

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