First year apprentice Tyler Nockels has received the ‘Highly Commended’ award for Fabrication and Welding at the 2016 Derwent Training Association Awards held in October.

Tyler started working for ISF in 2015 and works a 4-day week as a Fabricator and Sheet Metal Worker. He spends one day a week working on the theoretical part of his Apprenticeship at Derwent Training in Malton. Tyler said:

“I’ve worked hard through my first year of training and have learnt so much from working at ISF. I joined the company with no experience of welding or fabrication and as well as learning new skills, my confidence has also grown. I hope that gaining my Apprenticeship leads to a successful career in the industry.”

The Derwent Training Association Awards were launched to recognise and reward learners undertaking their Apprenticeship with Derwent Training. The training body, which has been operating for over 25 years, offers apprentices in engineering, manufacturing and CAD design the opportunity to work with employers in the York, Ryedale and Yorkshire Coast areas. Derwent Training has welcomed a cohort of 50 new apprentices in 2016.

Managing Director Iain Scott believes in the value of Apprenticeships and thinks that bringing in young talent helps to protect the future of the business. He said:

“Part of what makes a business successful is being open to new ideas and responding to changes in the market. Apprentices bring us youth, diversity and different ways of working. We invest in apprentices and in turn they help us to secure the longevity and future of the business.”