SWDT staff, students, former apprentices and invited guests have celebrated 50 years of engineering success at an event at the site which included a number of guest speakers and an awards ceremony for current students
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Celebrating over 50 years
Open Evening - 31st January 2018
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THE shell of a helicopter is being transformed into a training facility for medics from around the world thanks to a group of students in County Durham.
Our new 2018-19 prospectus is now out.
WWII RAF fighter ace Sir Douglas Bader performed the official ceremony when the centre first threw open its doors to apprentice engineers in 1967.
SWDT has been working closely with Hitachi Rail for the last three years, while in December 2014 Hitachi Rail installed a £1m prototype train at SWDT to help train up staff before its new factory opened in September 2015.
SWDT is helping to produce skills for future workforces as a result of the opportunities through apprenticeship reforms
As from April this year, the way the government funds apprenticeships will change – some employers will be required to contribute to the apprenticeship levy, while there will also be changes to the funding for apprenticeship for all employers.
SWDT will open their doors on Friday 27th January (08:30 - 10:00) to provide free advice to employers on the apprenticeship reforms
New plumbing and gas centre offering all the key training accreditation needed by domestic plumbers and gas engineers has been officially opened by South West Durham Training.
SWDT is providing local young people and employers with a route to higher education thanks to new Higher National Certificate (HNC) courses in four key areas of engineering.
SWDT Increases student numbers after committing £150,000 towards a raft of improvements
If you are interested in Engineering or Plumbing courses and apprenticeships come along to our open evening event at our South West Durham Training centre in Newton Aycliffe.