Derwent Training Association are pleased to welcome over 40 apprentice starts to the training centre during September.
Our Chief Executive Officer, Claire Gavaghan said this: ''The impact of the pandemic together with the withdrawal from the EU has impacted on the engineering sector. The industry is regrouping and we are pleased to support them by training their employees. We have welcomed a large number of new apprentices, and employers are continuing to recruit as productivity increases. We are alongside them every step of the way.''
The training centre is not a public place and as such, we are able to have Health and Safety restrictions and regulations to ensure Covid resilience.
It is crucial that we remain vigilant and protect everyone's health. We must also reduce as much as possible the likelihood of Covid circulating in the centre and an endless cycle of moving to temporary remote learning.
Thursday 2nd September saw over 80 guests attend Derwent Training Association's Apprentice Awards Evening which is held to celebrate the achievements of apprentices during 2021. We were pleased to hold the celebration at The York House Marquee at The Talbot Hotel, Malton for a second year which was a fantastic setting to enjoy the sunshine, and celebrate the apprentices with their families and their employers.
We were honoured to welcome Sue Jefferson, Chair of the Business Board at the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, to announce and present the apprentices with their Apprentice of the Year Awards.
Derwent Training Association are extremely proud to announce our 2020/21 Timely Achievement Results. These results are generated from all learners who successfully achieve their Apprenticeship as per their planned end date.
In 2019-20 our Timely Achievement Rates for all levels was 69% and in 2020/21 this increased to 75%. This is 13.5% above the national average.
Due to a positive case Covid case at the training centre, as per our risk assessment from Thursday 15th July we will be closed for 10 days. All learners who have been in close contact with the positive case have been contacted and informed that they need to self-isolate. All learners will continue with remote learning on their normal day of attendance. No staff will be available at the training centre, and no learners are to attend.
Please note that we will be closed to all learners Monday 26th July - Friday 30th July for a deep clean and sanitisation of the training centre. To enable us to do this, the centre must be empty of staff and learning. On-the-job training should continue with normal practice of employers and mentors supporting the apprentice in the workplace. Some Trainers will conduct workplace observations, assessments and tripartite reviews during this week.
Derwent Training Association has been accredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality information, advice and guidance we provide to applicants, employer and our learners.
The matrix Standard is the international quality standard for organisations that deliver information, advice and/or guidance (IAG), either as their sole purpose or as part of their service offering.
Since we last used the training centre in December many things have changed including a national lockdown, new variants of the virus occurring and an introduction of a vaccination programme. What has not changed is the risks from Covid still remain high.
As a result of a discussion with the Chair of the Board and the Senior Leadership Team about re-engagement with face-to-face delivery the following action has been agreed: