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CATCH was really pleased to take delivery of a Nacelle from Siemens Gamesa at the end of October.  Transporting the 80 ton piece of equipment from Siemens in Hull to CATCH was a huge logistical task that was overseen throughout by Iain Ritchie from Ritchie Services.

The nacelle provides a whole new dimension in developing the offshore wind training offer for the region and fits in with the CATCH model of using real life equipment and plant to support skills and competency development.

We would like to thank the Siemens Gamesa Training Centre in Hull for the very kind donation.  The plan now is to protect the equipment from the elements and to work with our partners North Lindsey College to turn it into a first class training aid for mechanical and electrical training.

David Talbot, CEO of CATCH said ‘CATCH is very grateful to Siemens Gamesa for the donation of this great training aid.  We can see a wide variety of uses for the nacelle and will be working with our partner, North Lindsey College, and other stakeholders to develop the equipment to its true potential.  CATCH is a non-profit skills development organisation that is led by industry and relies on donations such as this nacelle to ensure that we can continue to provide relevant, up-to-date, contextualised training that is demanded by industry.’



CATCH hosted a meeting on 6 November for anyone interested in the MBA Apprenticeship with the University of Hull.

CATCH CEO, David Talbot outlined why CATCH has become involved in this opportunity.

Nicholas Snowden and Adam Greenwood from the University of Hull gave an overview of the programme  – more details can be found here

Delegates had the opportunity to ask questions.

The delivery of the MBA Apprenticeship at CATCH will be possible with 20 registrations so please contact us for more details.

A FREE taster day is taking place here at CATCH on the 7th December 2018 9.30am-12pm.

Why coaching?

Coaching is good for business, It can lead to improved, performance, improved team working, increased job satisfaction, engagement and well-being. A manager with good coaching skills can make a major positive impact in the workplace.

Click the link below to see more on our information flyer.

CATCH – Supervisor Development – Taster – 7th Dec 18

Contact or call 01724 294040 to book your place.


New Skills and Competency Group launched to support process manufacturing companies in the Yorkshire region and beyond.

The new group – which is part of YCF & CATCH – a manufacturing membership organisation based in Stallingbourgh – held its first meeting at Nufarm, Wkye with representatives from member companies throughout the process industries.

The Skills and Competency group was launched last week as a direct response from members for a manufacturer only network in Yorkshire – that builds on the already established group in the Humber – with the remit of best practice sharing, collaborative learning and resources plus competency of the workforce.

With technical roles becoming more difficult to recruit, younger staff difficult to retain and an ageing workforce causing companies to review long term plans, this group will provide peer to peer advice and support to tackle these challenges together.

Steve Foster, MD at Vickers, who attended the launch said “This industry led group is incredibly valuable – to have a platform where we can discuss our processes and procedures, and then listen to how other similar companies approach recruitment, learning and development, enables us to fine tune what we are doing for our most valuable assets –  our employees”

James McIntosh, head of CATCH skills said, “Skills challenges are common across many of our manufacturer member companies, it makes perfect sense to bring like minded individuals together to share the responsibility of educating their workforce, whilst having a group voice to make access to training and experts more accessible for all”

“We discuss best practice across the full spectrum of learning and development from apprentices and graduates to training the MD, which all contributes to a well-trained and well-functioning workforce, which in turn reduces down-time, quality issues and improves staff retention”.

The meeting which is facilitated by James McIntosh at CATCH and Lisa Buck from YCF, aims to meet bi-monthly and will be held at a member manufacturing facility to further knowledge exchange. For information on how to get involved, you can contact Lisa at or

This one day training course offers a clear insight into how to promote a positive safety culture throughout your organisation through the effective engagement of your workforce. It provides participants with the tools to develop a detailed understanding of the business case for effective process safety management.

We will be running a course here at CATCH on the 11th December 2018.

On completing the course, participants will understand:

  • the business case for effective process
  • safety management
  • the nature of major accidents and how hazards and
  • risks are defined and quantified
  • the key elements of process safety
  • management systems
  • assurance processes for effective risk management
  • how to promote a positive process safety culture
  • through effective engagement of the workforce
  • the importance of good process safety leadership
  • principles and how to implement them
  • how to achieve continuous improvement in Process
  • Safety performance

Call Cogent Skills today on 01325 740900 or email to register you interest.



  • We offer awards, certificates, diplomas and apprenticeships in leadership and management.
  • Benefits improve the productivity, efficiency, effectiveness, innovation, communication, problem solving,decision making and management of key resources in your organisation
  • Improve the leadership of your teams
  • Offer your supervisors and managers a route to professional development in your organisation
  • Pathways are suitable for all levels of experience, from existing managers with significant
  • management responsibilities, to supervisors and junior managers
  • Bespoke programmes are tailored to the needs of the business
  • Can be funded through the Apprenticeship Levy

Level 3 Diploma Modules

  • CMI321 Managing own personal and professional development
  • CMI 301 Principles of Management & Leadership
  • CMI 302 Manage a Team to achieve results
  • CMI312 Managing daily activities to achieve results
  • CMI311 Contributing to the delivery of a project
  • CMI 314 Managing Budgets and Resources
  • CMI318 Managing Data and Information
  • CMI305 Building stakeholder relationships using effective communication


Level 5 Diploma Modules

  • CMI 525 Using Reflective Practice to Inform Personal and Professional
  • Development
  • CMI 501 Principles of Operational Leadership and Management in an
  • Organisational Context
  • CMI 502 Principles of Developing, Managing and Leading Individuals and Teams
  • to Achieve Success
  • CMI 515 Creating and Delivering Operational Plans
  • CMI 514 Managing Change
  • CMI 513 Managing Projects to Achieve Results
  • CMI 520 Managing Finance
  • CMI 509 Managing Stakeholder Relationships

To find out more contact or call 01724 281111.

These programmes are being delivered at Catch, Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby DN41 8TH


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Redwood Park Estate
DN41 8TH
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