THE success of apprentices has been celebrated at an event to mark their achievements.

Over 80 guests attend Derwent Training Association’s Apprentice Awards Evening at The York House Marquee at The Talbot Hotel, Malton for a second year.

Sue Jefferson, Chair of the Business Board at the York and North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership, announced and presented the apprentices with their Apprentice of the Year Awards watched by family and friend.

Derwent Training Association’s Chief Executive Officer, Claire Gavaghan said: "What apprentices have achieved during the pandemic has been laudable, not only at Derwent Training Association but nationally.

"I congratulate all the recipients who were recognised at the Awards Evening.

"Their achievements are a testament to their hard work and determination. Everyone should be proud of them.’’

Claire said that as well as recognising the achievements of apprentices on the evening, Derwent Training Association was proud of their Timely Achievement results of apprentices completing their Apprenticeships in 2020/21.

"All Achievement Rates are above the national average and show an improvement from previous year’s results," she added.

"All at Derwent Training Association would like to congratulate all the apprentices for being nominated for their awards; but also those who are working hard towards their careers within the Engineering and Manufacturing industry across the region. "

Derwent Training Association was founded in 1988 by employers to deliver engineering training

Based in Malton, North Yorkshire, Derwent Training Association recruits and trains apprentices for approximately 100 employers across the region.