DTA were pleased to hold the celebration for our 30 Years in Training on Friday 29th June at Oscar's in Norton.
All Staff and Directors would like to thank everyone for attending the evening and for their continued support throughout the years.
DTA started training engineering apprentices in 1988 due to employer demand in the region and has since recruited and trained over 650 apprentices into local engineering firms.
DTA has seen considerable growth over the last 30 years; in 2001 we moved from a small premises on Showfield Lane, Malton to our current larger premises on York Road Industrial Estate which was opened by our Patron, Lord Derwent.
In 2007 the building was extended to cope with the growth in apprentices and in 2015 Lord Derwent was on site again to open a new £150,000 Mechatronics Lab to meet employer demand. In the same year DTA introduced the Higher Apprenticeship to allow a progression route for apprentices onto further education.
Our success wouldn't be possible without the apprentices that train with us; in the last five years DTA have had eight apprentices win regional and national apprenticeship awards and in 2017 nine apprentices made the National Finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge.
Richard Shaw, Chairman of DTA and Managing Director of Ellis Patents said: ''The things that set DTA apart are the trainers are not teachers - they have practical, real world experience and work hard to tailor their delivery to suit every individual apprentices needs. To them it is a vocation, not a job. This is what sets us apart from the rest, not a glitzy building or a room full of Macs. The remarkable achievements DTA deliver is something we have been proud of from the past 30 years. DTA is unique to North Yorkshire and a gem to be cherished.''
We are excited to see what the future holds at DTA and look forward to our 70 possible recruits for September 2018; nearly doubling our intake numbers from 5 years ago.