APPRENTICES have celebrated their success at the Derwent Training Association (DTA) annual awards and graduation ceremony.

The event celebrates the success of all apprentices on the centre’s engineering programmes, with 35 graduates completing their apprenticeships with local employers across Ryedale, York and the Yorkshire Coast.

DTA, which is based in Malton, also presented a variety of awards on the evening, including the Lord Derwent Award for effort and achievement, apprentice of the year and highly-commended in electrical/maintenance, mechanical, fabrication and welding, final year NVQ and higher apprenticeship to reward those apprentices that have been outstanding in 2016-2017. The employer of the year was won by ISF, York, as well as mentor of the year being won by Dan Hall of UAD Engineering in Scarborough.

John Brockett, general manager of DTA said: "This was a fantastic evening with more than 130 guests celebrating the achievements of our apprentices. Those young ladies and gentlemen who have graduated are starting on a career pathway which could take them anywhere in the world, earning well above the average wage. Those who won awards have been recognised for their outstanding effort and attitude which will have raised their profile with their employers – well done to all.

“DTA would like to say well done to not just those who won awards on the evening but also to the apprentices who every day work incredibly hard to secure a better future for themselves, we are proud of each and every one of you.

“Thank you to the sponsors of the evening; Ellis Patents, Rosti Automotive, Swinton Technology, AE & D Hall Agricultural Engineers and CPL Precision Engineering."

For more information on DTA and apprenticeships on offer, go to or phone 01653 697698.