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DTA know that as a parent you want what is best for your child and that sometimes this means helping them to make the right decision on their future after leaving education. DTA wants to show you that Apprenticeships are a great step into a career with lots of potential. 

Why choose Engineering?

Between now and 2024, the UK is expected to have over 2.5 million job openings in the engineering sector. 

  • Engineers are in high demand and it's one of the fastest growing sectors
  • Like doctors and lawyers, professionally registered engineers are well respected and well paid
  • Engineers get to be creative, practical and innovative
  • There are exciting opportunities to make a difference in the UK and all over the world
  • It's one of the few career options that span every sector.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a real job where your son or daughter will gain accredited qualifiations all whilst earning a wage. To start an Apprenticeship, your child will need to be in employment. They will work 4 days a week learning on the job with their employer and training at DTA on a day release basis. 

With Apprenticeships your son or daughter can work towards Degree Level qualifications whilst gaining invaluable work experience, no student debts and earning a wage from day one. 

Who funds the Apprenticeship?

All apprenticeship training is funded by the Government any any shortfalls in the cost of training will be funded by the employer, you will not incur any fees. 

Unfortunately, DTA do not offer any bursary's for transport to and from our training centre. As your child is earning a wage they are expected to find their own transport to training and to work. 

You can find out about the Wheels2Work Scheme at DTA is a short walk from Malton Train Station and a Bus Stop is situated across the main road from the centre. 

Are there any entry requirements?

Advanced Apprenticeship

Your child must be 16 or over to start the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship and this can be started straight after GCSE's. It is recommended that your child has or is working towards 5 GCSE's (A*-C / 9-4) in English, Maths and Science or equivalent. If your child is choosing their GCSE options and know Engineering might be a possibility in the future, subjects in Physics, Design & Technology, Computing and Electronics are always useful. 

Higher Apprenticeship

To start on the Higher Apprenticeship your child must be 18 or over and have completed A-Level's in Maths and Science or have a Level 3 qualification in Engineering with relevant work experience. There is the chance to progress onto this level after completion of their Advanced Apprenticeship. 

What is the Recruitment Process?

If your son or daughter is interested in doing an Apprenticeship in Engineering they will need to complete a DTA Application Form and submit an up to date CV. Once our Recruitment Team has received their Application Form they will be invited to DTA's Training Centre in Malton to complete an Assessment Test and 1:1 Interview. 

As part of the 1:1 Interview, your child will be provided with an Applicant Pack that will include all the information they should need throughout the recruitment process. We will also discuss with them their own Apprentice Action Plan which includes things they can improve on that will make them a better apprentice applicant. 

All correspondance will be done via email and applicants will only be invited twice then removed from our records. Please ensure your child is checking and responding to any emails. 

As the Assessment Test is mandatory their details will not be sent to local employers until it has been completed. Once they have completed this step, we will shortlist them to vacancies and they will then be selected for an interview by an employer. 

As DTA is not a college, an application to us does not automatically guarantee a placement for your child. They need to be employed to start an Apprenticeship and we do ask them to be actively sending their CV to any employers they are interested in as we cannot guarantee placements for all applicants. 

If you would like any further information or would like to come for a look round our training facilities, please contact Angela Major on 01653 697698 or email