Everyone at DTA would like to say congratulations to Rosti Automotive Apprentice, Luke Woods de Lacy who has been named as a finalist for Bright Young Star at The Pride of Malton and Norton Awards. The Awards are in its eighth year with the Awards due to take place on Saturday 4th November at The Talbot Hotel's York House Marquee.
Rosti Automotive in Pickering said this of Luke: ''Luke is progressing really well and has contributed to many technical installations of equipment already. He is hard working and its a pleasure in helping him to develop his career.''
Luke joined DTA in 2015 and has gone above and beyond what is expected of him. He was a pivotal member of the 2017 Brathay Apprentice Challenge Team to find the National Apprentice Team of the Year which consisted of raising awareness of apprenticeships through career talks and undertaking a Community Project to build a practice Cricket Net for Westow Juniors. Luke and the team won a place in the prestigious national finals, representing Yorkshire and the North East region and came 5th overall.
During the last year Luke has also volunteered and been elected as DTA Apprentice Council Chairman, through which they coordinate activities for careers events, charity work and raising the 'voice' of apprentices regionally and nationally.
Along with all of these achievements, Luke volunteers for NYMR and has progressed to a Junior Volunteer Supervisor as well as preservation work for the Essex Locomotive Society in Grosmont. And somehow, Luke also finds the time to be a key member of the Viking re-enactment educational group in York for the Jorvik festivals.
DTA Training and Assessment Manager, Bob Watmore had great things to say about Luke: ''Luke is an inspiration to all and has an attitude of getting involved in as much as possible that can make life interesting, and also help his career development. All at DTA wish him the best of luck and will be there supporting him on the evening!''