Apprenticeship Funding to benefit SME’s

It was announced in March that the Government will fully fund Apprenticeships in small businesses from 1st April 2024 by paying the full cost of training for anyone up to the age of 21 – reducing costs and burdens for businesses and delivering more opportunities for young people to kick start their careers. This will […]

Nichola Zanda’s 25 years in male-dominated industry

Derwent Training is celebrating 25 year’s service for one of our employees this International Women’s Day – despite females continuing to be underrepresented in the engineering industry. Nichola Zanda joined the business in 1999 as a receptionist, having previously worked in the travel industry. During her time in this role she was trained to use […]

Derwent Training celebrated most successful Open Event in history

Back in February, to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week we held our most successful open event in history, welcoming prospective apprentices to meet our team and partner employers. We were supported by our partner employers Severfield, William Hare, Unison Ltd, Schneider Electric, McCain Foods and Ellis Patents, and the event was organised to provide the opportunity […]

Widow donates prized lathe to Derwent Training

A widow from Scalby has kindly donated her husband’s prized lathe to Derwent Training, following his passing in 2023. Patricia Hartley and husband David were married for 63 years, and he was truly passionate about engineering, always tinkering in the garage and making things including a clock for which he even made every internal screw […]

Derwent Training CEO is new Chair of specialist organisation

The Chief Executive Officer of Derwent Training has been selected to chair a specialist engineering and manufacturing organisation. Claire Gavaghan will now lead the EAL Advisory Group, part of the Enginuity Group, which consists of providers and employers from across the UK, including BAE Systems, Jaguar Land Rover and Toyota. EAL is the specialist skills […]

Learner and Employer Information: Christmas Break Closure

Derwent Training will close for the Christmas Break on Friday 15th December from 12pm. We will reopen on Tuesday 2nd January 2024 to all learners who will return on their usual attendance day during this week. It has been a fantastic year celebrating our 35 Years’ in Business during 2023. Our Chief Executive Officer, Claire […]

Apprentices recognised for achievements at Awards Ceremony

Our Quality Manager, Gary Simm and Mechanical Trainer, Bob Hardie travelled across to Elland Road, the home of Leeds United, on Friday 10th November to attend William Hare Group’s Apprenticeship Awards. William Hare Group hold their Apprenticeship Awards each year to celebrate the achievement of their apprentices and this year Derwent Training are proud to […]

Derwent Training to offer Leadership and Management Apprenticeships

Derwent Training are pleased to welcome Darrin Stevens who joins us as our Curriculum Leader, and Trainer, for our Level 3 Team Leader and Supervisor Apprenticeship. In 2021, we expanded our offering to include Leadership and Management Apprenticeships and we are now excited to start offering these from December 2023. The training centre are offering […]

Engineering the Future

Derwent Training were pleased to welcome 51 new starts to the training centre in September. An increase in apprenticeship starts from 2022 is a fantastic way to celebrate our 35th Year Supporting Apprentices. The new learners will be working full-time with their employers to develop the relevant skills, knowledge and behaviours towards their chosen career […]

Celebrating 35 Years’ of training the next generation

Held on a sunny evening overlooking the beautiful grounds of The Talbot Hotel in Malton, Derwent Training held their 35 Years’ in Business Celebration along with the Annual Apprentice Awards Evening on Thursday 7th September 2023. We were joined by current and former leaders of Derwent Training, our partner employers and their nominated apprentices along […]

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