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Training chiefs in appeal to find young apprentices
12:28pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
YOUNG apprentices are urgently needed to fill engineering vacancies in the area.
Malton-based Derwent Training Association (DTA), which specialises in engineering, has experienced a record number of new apprentices for the second year running.
A total of 42 apprentices have already been recruited, working at local engineering companies. However, DTA still has 13 vacancies for apprentices in the area.
Howard Cooper, business and training manager for DTA, said this year had been very busy.
“Local engineering companies have seen an upturn in the market and have strong order books, which are reflected in the recruitment of additional apprentices,” he said.
“Engineering companies across Ryedale, York and Scarborough choose DTA to train their apprentices.
“This is a major endorsement of DTA and our reputation for producing skilled engineering apprentices, via expert training staff who have all worked in the industry and now pass on their specialist knowledge.
“With the help and support of Ryedale District Council, we are improving the specialist equipment here at DTA and are training even more young engineers.”
Coun Linda Cowling, leader of Ryedale District Council, said: “DTA is an training organisation established by local engineering firms.
“The council is funding DTA to invest in new technology and equipment to provide skills required by local businesses. This helps Ryedale firms to keep one step ahead of the market.
“There are vacancies available now – via DTA – for young people wanting to enter this fast-moving sector.
“We now need young people to come forward and take this exciting opportunity to get involved with this key sector of the local economy.”
DTA is holding the annual Apprentice of the Year Awards on Wedesday, October 30, 4pm-7pm.
The event will be combined with a parents/guardians open evening for all this year’s apprentices.
Anybody interested in applying for the vacancies should visit www.derwenttraining.co.uk and complete the online application form or phone 01653 697698.
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