Celebrating the success of apprentices

Celebrating the success of apprentices

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.

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Derwent Training results continue to improve

Derwent Training results continue to improve

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.

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Training Centre Closure

Training Centre Closure

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. 

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Derwent Training Association accredited to the matrix Standard

Derwent Training Association accredited to the matrix Standard

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. 

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Government boosts for Apprenticeships

Government boosts for Apprenticeships

Chief Executive Officer Update - Attendance

Chief Executive Officer Update - Attendance

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:

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Join our Team - Electrical Trainer

Join our Team - Electrical Trainer

VACANCY - Electrical Trainer

Derwent Training Association has a unique opportunity to teach electrical engineering both in a classroom and in the workplace. This is a great chance to join an established independent training provider in the heart of North Yorkshire and work with a dedicated team of professionals. Derwent Training Association is a successful provider with achievement rates 15 points above the national average.

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Attendance Update - February Half-Term

Attendance Update - February Half-Term

Derwent Training has continued delivery of training from March 2020 throughout the pandemic, with only a break at Christmas. The pandemic is impacting us all.  We know this lockdown is affecting everyone, both physically and mentally, leaving people exhausted. We become snappy with each other and with our families. Neither of these is good, though each is understandable. 

We have a duty of care to our employees and our learners. We want and need staff to rest and stay well. This pandemic will be a long hauk. To that end, we have taken the decision to take the February half-term off. From Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February, we will stop working and be off emails. 

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Virtual Open Evening to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Virtual Open Evening to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week

Derwent Training Association will be holding a Virtual Open Evening on Thursday 11th February at 5pm to celebrate National Apprenticeship Week. 

Build the Future is the theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2021 and is aimed to encourage everyone to consider how apprenticeships help individuals to build the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career. 

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Could you be the voice of learners at Derwent Training?

Could you be the voice of learners at Derwent Training?

At Derwent Training we recognise the importance of gaining feedback from learners to help improve what we offer. We are putting together a Learner Council that will allow us to receive feedback from each cohort with Learner Reps who will feedback to the Senior Leadership Team. Information on how you can become a Learner Rep is detailed below. 

What is a Learner Rep?

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