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P roviders of apprenticeships in advanced engineering and a range of recognised q ua l ifications , D erwent T raining A ssociation offers e x ce l l ence as standard in training and b usiness support throughout Y or k and N orth Y or k shire for industry and commerce .

F oreword “Too many young people are leaving full-time education without the training and skills so badly needed by employers. In this respect the UK is falling well behind our competitors in other countries. Derwent Training Association is playing a vital role in York and North Yorkshire to make good this deficiency for the benefit of employers, employees and indeed the national economy.� Lord Derwent

In t ro duction


E mpowering and achieving Founded in 1988 by a consortium of innovative

Recipients of the Centre of Vocational Excellence

industry leaders, we grew from a need to improve

and OFSTED grade II education provider status,

and maintain high quality, industry led training in

we are run by industry professionals and are

partnership with employers and other providers.

publicly funded by the Learning & Skills Council and Yorkshire Forward. We operate as a ‘not

Today, based in modern, purpose built facilities

for profit’ organisation, ensuring a continuous

in Malton, we have established a first class

programme of reinvestment in cutting edge

reputation for the recruitment, training and

equipment, training and technology.

retention of skilled young engineers and are recognised as a bench mark for excellence and high quality training and business support.


Partnering employe rs

Partnering employers

I n b usiness for b usiness … high q ua l ity training at minima l cost

Taking on a new young employee can always

Our fully collaborative approach means we’ll also

be a gamble, but what if you could be assured

work with you to support your wider business

of enthusiastic newcomers, keen to learn and

development needs: up-skilling of existing staff

improve their skills? Developing their own long-

or signposting you to other providers if needed.

term potential and committed to your business

In this way we aim to promote, assist and

and its profitability.

sustain our local economy and the success of all our learners and partnering employers.

An ‘employer led’ training centre of excellence, we’re here to work with you - recruiting,

Our varied range of full-time extended study

identifying, training and retaining skilled young

courses are highly flexible and may be tailored

engineers at minimal cost to your business.

to suit your specific needs with bespoke training packages available. Please see page 8 for

Aimed at young people between the ages of

further details of full-time courses and discounts

16 to 24 our three and a half year Advanced


Apprenticeships combine work and training. We’ll agree the training with you to ensure the

We offer our full range of services to both

content covers every element for the required

DTA member and non member companies.

qualifications. Your apprentice will work with you

Any recruitment and selection processes we

four days a week and spend one day a week with

undertake for you, including interviews and

our trainers, themselves industry professionals,

industry standard assessment tests are FREE of

undertaking both theory and practical classes


under continuous assessment.


“Derwent Training works very well for us. Together we have trained the future of Malton Laser� Charles Corner (Director) Malton Laser Ltd

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L earners

Let ’ s ma k e it…


earning and l earning

The fast moving environment of engineering

Working with employers committed to helping

can be an exciting and hugely rewarding

develop your potential within their business

career. Equipped with the latest manufacturing,

and our highly qualified trainers, themselves

computer aided design (CAD), computer aided

professional engineers, you can be assured of

manufacture and robotic equipment we are here

plenty of support and guidance whenever you

to invest in you and your future in this dynamic

need it.

industry. So, if you’re looking for a career with plenty of We will bring you together with an employer who

interest, opportunity and earning power we’re

is keen to build a good working relationship with

glad you’ve found us!

you, sustain their business and offer you a very


worthwhile career. Over three and a half years

If you are between the age of 16 and 24, talk

you’ll receive high quality on the job training

to us about your plans and what interests you.

with your employer and at our specialist facility,

There is a wide choice of versatile options within

earning and learning to achieve advanced

today’s manufacturing industries to choose

qualifications that will stand you in good stead

from… many that will certainly inspire, if not

for life.

surprise you!

“I would recommend a career in Engineering to any young person, especially women! Although it’s hard work, it’s extremely rewarding and there are many opportunities in engineering for women today” Jayne Taylor Managing Director Magna Inspections Ltd.

“I really enjoyed the training and support I received at DTA. My Advanced Apprenticeship has helped me set up my own steel fabrication company and fulfil my ambition of running my own business” Ben Stockdale (former apprentice) BSF Ltd

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E mpowering young peop l e ‌


forging s k i l l s for l ife

Advanced Apprenticeships in Engineering offer

All training takes place with us and our partner

great opportunities to many young people

employers in a highly professional atmosphere

looking for a dynamic career and one in which

where apprentices are managed just as they

they can train whilst also earning and developing

would be within their professional careers. The

their full potential.

apprenticeship programmes are very varied and, although the training is rigorous, we’ll make it

Offering choice and flexibility, we work with

fun with visits to different businesses around

local schools delivering a GCSE Double Award

the region and related exhibitions. Continual



assessment by our trainers with us and on the

year groups 10 and 11 that can lead on to an

job ensures that all the different aspects of the

apprenticeship. After completion of the three

programme are completed.




and a half year apprenticeship programme, learners can access diploma and foundation

A centre of excellence, the training we provide

degree courses if they wish and we have strong

is second to none. With a high retention and

links with the Undergraduate Scheme at York

total overall success rate of 92.3% we work

University, where learners have the opportunity

hard to match the right young people to the

to specialise in a particular field.

right business, helping to unlock their potential, produce skilled engineers and launch them well equipped into a great professional future.


“An apprenticeship gives me peace of mind that my son has a better chance of a secure working future.� Parent of an apprentice

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E xt e n ded study and busines s d e ve lo p m e nt

Extended s tudy and business development

Continuous development of both new and

courses are available to those engaged in our

long serving personnel is an essential part of


the growth and profitability of any business.

members of the Derwent Training Association

Take advantage of our FREE, no obligation

organisation. Please contact us to discuss your

consultancy service through which we analyse





your company’s training and business needs. We offer the very best engineering training including





extended courses in:

facilities for business

• Electrical engineering

At our bright, modern headquarters in Malton we

• Engineering Design

welcome the hire of our first class conference

• Mechanical engineering

facilities and training rooms.

• Welding • Hydraulics

With lunch and refreshments provided by prior

• Pneumatics

arrangement, choose from a range of naturally

• Electronics

lit, air conditioned rooms with audio visual

• Health & Safety

equipment included as standard. From our large partitioned board room to smaller break out


Courses take place at our purpose built facilities,

rooms, plus computer suite with Internet access;

or may be run off-site at a venue of your choice,

all easily accessible by road and rail with plenty

including bespoke programmes to suit your

of free on-site parking. Please contact us for

specific needs. Discounts for our extended study

further information.

H o w t o find us

Derwent Training Association Hertford Way York Road Industrial Park Malton YO17 6YG Plenty of on-site parking T: 01653 600421/697698 F: 01653 690771 E: W:

Derwent Training Association Hertford Way York Road Industrial Park Malton North Yorkshire YO17 6YG

T: 01653 600421/697698 F: 01653 690771 E: W:

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