All at DTA would like to say a big welcome to our 61 2017 Apprentice Starts who are all either starting their Advanced or Higher Apprenticeships with us this September.
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.
DTA will be supporting International Women in Engineering Day which takes place annually on 23rd June. The day focuses attention on the amazing careers in engineering and technical roles for girls, and allows the celebration of the outstanding achievements of women engineers.
The Women in Engineering Society (WES) is a charity which started in 1919 at the end of the First World War when the women who had worked in technical jobs during the war wanted to continue with this work. A change of law to ensure that the country reverted to a pre-war setting when the War finished ment that the women were unable to continue in their (engineering) jobs, and were unwanted in the technical professons.
Nine apprentices from DTA narrowly missed out on being named Apprentice Team of the Year at the National Finals of the Brathay Apprentice Challenge. We are proud that the team placed fifth out of eight teams in the Finals.
The Finals follow a testing five-month Challenge, the team from DTA were competing against seven of the country's leading apprentice employers and training providers.
The NYEngApps Brathay Apprentice Challenge Team is made up of engineering apprentices from across North Yorkshire who all undertake training at DTA.
DTA are pleased to announce that the NYEngApps Brathay Apprentice Challenge Team have made it through to the National Finals to find the Apprentice Team of the Year. Three members of the team; Alyssa, Kelly and Jordan were in attendance at the Houses of Parliament in London on Wednesday 17th May with Team Mentor, Mick Sopf with team's from across the UK who have also entered the Challenge in 2017.
All members of the NYEngApps team worked extremely hard attending careers events to promote apprenticeships as well as creating a practice cricket net for Westow Cricket Club as part of their Community Project.
The NYEngApps Brathay Apprentice Challenge Team have done a fantastic job with finishing their community project.
The team which is made up of apprentices from a number of companies across North Yorkshire have entered the Brathay Apprentice Challenge to raise awareness on apprenticeships as well as improving employability skills such as team building and communication by completing a community project.