DTA are proud of Luke Woods de Lacy of Rosti Automotive (pictured above with Training Manager, Bob Watmore) who was crowned Malton and Norton's Bright Young Star at the Pride of Malton and Norton Awards on Saturday 4th November.
Over 130 people were in attendance at DTA's annual Awards and Graduation Ceremony on Thursday 19th October to celebrate the success of all apprentices. 35 graduates were being celebrated for completing their apprenticeships with local employers across Ryedale, York and the Yorkshire Coast and are now all fully qualified engineers following a 4 year programme.
DTA presented a variety of awards on the evening to hard working apprentices such as the Lord Derwent Award for effort and achievement, Apprentice of the Year and Highly Commended in Electrical/Maintenance, Mechanical and Fabrication and Welding, Final Year NVQ, Higher Apprenticeship and Employer of the Year which was won by ISF, York as well as Mentor of the Year won by Dan Hall of UAD Engineering, Scarborough.
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.''
Most people who look at a business make the mistake of not seeing the business at all. If it's a manufacturing company, what they see is a building, machinery, offices and computers. They do not see the wood from the trees, the true essence of the business...the people.
I think DTA is viewed by many in the same way. People see a training facility with classrooms, computers and workshops. It's a place where apprentices go to get trained and people get their first aid certificates. Of course, DTA is these things and provides these things but I ask you to stop for a moment and consider, who does these things, how do they do it and why?
It was a win, win for Dale Power Solutions at the regional heats of the National Apprenticeship Awards on 10th October. Not only did Dales take the award for Large Employer but apprentices Hannah Magowan won the Advanced Apprentice category and Mickyle Clark was awarded the Higher/Degree Apprentice. Having won at regional level, all three will be entered into the nationwide competition to compete with the country's elite. Finalists will be announced in November and the winners in January 2018.
The Awards, now in their fourteenth year, are run by the National Apprenticeship Service and recognise excellence in two areas: business that grow their own talent with apprentices and apprentices who have made a significant contribution to their workplace.
As thousands of teenagers get their GCSE results today and start the massive challenge of finding an apprenticeship, a job with training or move onto college.
Portakabin apprentice, Sam Richardson, 17, knows exactly how everyone feels. He did his GCSE's last year and is already one year into a mechanical engineering apprenticeship and training with DTA. Here is his experience as told to the Daily Mirror for an article on results day:
Scarborough based employer Dale Power Solutiona have swept the board at the regional finals of the National Apprenticeship Awars with 2 of their apprentices being named regional finalists for Apprentice of the Year, as well as Dale Power Solutions being named finalists for Employer of the Year. Dale Power Solutions have a nationally recognised apprenticeship programme and invest heavily in the training of young people and have recruited 2 new engineering apprentices for 2017 - their CEO even started as an apprentice!
The 2017 Scarborough STARS Awards were held on the evening of Friday 21st July at The Scarborough Spa. The Awards which are in their third year are organised by apprentices from employers in the local area and celebrates the achievements of apprentices, employers and training providers throughout the year.
Brathay Team Members, Alyssa Wood (DTA) and Luke Woods de Lacy (Rosti-Pickering) were in attendance with team mentor, Bob Watmore. They were invited along to talk about their achievement in the 2017 Brathay Apprentice Challenge, the skills that they have acquired through the Challenge and how something like this can benefit apprentices throughout their programme.
All Staff at Derwent Training Association would like to welcome Danny MacFarlane and Dr Andrew Suggett who have both been appointed onto our Board of Directors.
Danny MacFarlane Danny is currently an Engineer with over 20 years' experience in the plastics injection moulding industry. He is currently Operations Director at Ellis Patents, an SME based in Rillington with 60 employees and a turnover of £7 million. Danny has worked for Ellis for 14 years, initially as a Technical Manager, before moving into operations. Danny was previously employed by McKechnie Plastic Components (now Rosti Automotive) at Stamford Bridge as Quality/Environmental Manager dealing with customers including Dyson, Guinness, Black and Decker, Hewlett-Packard and Jaguar Landrover.