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.
DTA were pleased to be engineering the next generation in Yorkshire during Scarborough Science and Engineering Week which took place at the Scarborough Spa over a very busy 3 days!
In attendance were some fantastic employers like Dale Power Solutions, Schneider Electric, McCains, Unison, Rosti and Kingspan who were there to showcase all that is great about STEM in Yorkshire.
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.
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.
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.
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.