Careers Advisors, Teachers & School Groups

  • Guildhall, Hull – Friday 5th October
  • Town Hall, Grimsby – Friday 12th October (AM)

Open to the public

  • Guildhall, Hull – Saturday 6th October
  • Town Hall, Grimsby – Friday 12th October (PM)

Discover the opportunities available to women in our area and why you should select

manufacturing and engineering as a career choice.

You will be able to:

  • Meet women from manufacturing and engineering jobs and talk to them
  • about their work
  • Find out about current job vacancies
  • Discover what training and qualifications you may need
  • Learn about apprenticeship opportunities
  • Have a go – we have personal protective equipment and hand tools
  • for you to try


  • Over 20 stands showcasing the opportunities available to women in
  • manufacturing and engineering roles
  • Hands-on exhibitions
  • Videos


  • Airco
  • APD Communications
  • Army Recruitment
  • Associated British Ports
  • BP
  • British Steel
  • CITB
  • Emmerson Kitney
  • Green Port Hull/ The Hub
  • Ideal Boilers
  • Jobcentre Plus
  • KCOM
  • Level Systems
  • LMI Humber
  • National Careers


  • The Nestlé Academy
  • Northern Gas


  • Ørsted
  • The Royal Engineers
  • Sauce
  • Siemens Gamesa
  • Singleton Birch
  • Spencer Group
  • Swift Group
  • Vivergo Fuels


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  • 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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Instrument Engineer

TOTAL Lindsey Oil Refinery Ltd. is a key operational unit of TOTAL, one of the world’s leading integrated refining & energy organisations.  Employing a total staff of 420 the refinery processes 130,000 barrels of oil per day, supplying products to the UK and Northern Europe.

We now have an opportunity within our Maintenance team for an Instrument Engineer to join our site in Immingham, North Lincolnshire.

In accordance with site, group and statutory standards, the individual will be responsible for ensuring maintenance is carried out in accordance with the relevant procedures, engineering standards and participate in the reliability programme for long-term technical solutions.

Your key responsibilities will include the maximisation of equipment reliability, management of staff, control of maintenance budgets, providing technical support to the maintenance contractor, spares management, ensuring maintenance work is executed safely/responsively, review/update procedures and engineering standards. You will ideally be degree qualified or as a minimum possess an HNC/HND in Instrumentation, with a minimum of 5 years relevant experience within a refining/chemical environment or similar industry. You will be a self-starter with a practical approach to problem solving and the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

A working knowledge of IEC 61511 and DESEAR regulations is essential.

To apply, e-mail your CV along with a covering letter stating why you are suitable for the Instrument Engineer position to:


The closing date for the return of applications is Friday 24th August 2018


A comprehensive remuneration package is offered for this position which includes a competitive salary and attractive employee benefits such as company pension, private healthcare, staff bonus, share purchase schemes etc.

Due to the anticipated volume of applicants correspondence will be made only with those successfully invited to interview therefore if you have not had any contact by 10th September your application will have been unsuccessful on this occasion. We would like to sincerely thank you for your interest in our company.


A new report published in June 2018 shows that UK companies are well-placed to supply valuable materials needed for batteries to be built in UK – a potential £2.7 billion per year business opportunity. The report commissioned by WMG at the University of Warwick, was launched to the Chemical Industry Association at the Chemistry Growth Partnership meeting in London, chaired by Steve Foots, Chief Executive of Croda, and attended by Richard Harrington MP.

The research underpinning the report brought together experts and data from the automotive battery industry and chemicals industry, working in the context of the UK’s Industrial Strategy, points to a large UK battery manufacturing industry opportunity. The report was funded by EPSRC, commissioned and managed by WMG at the University of Warwick acting in their role as the Advanced Propulsion Centre Electrical Energy Storage Spoke, and delivered in partnership with E4tech. WMG’s Professor David Greenwood, one of the report’s authors said:

“This report details a massive opportunity to grow a UK battery chemicals industry and related supply chain. The UK’s Industrial Strategy identified battery development and manufacture as one of the four initial Grand Challenges to coalesce industrial activity upon high growth opportunities. Battery pack manufacturing for electric vehicles (EVs) will logically take place close to the point of vehicle assembly since packs are hard to transport. This in turn implies that the battery cells which make up the packs will best be manufactured in (or close to) the UK. This could also mitigate the loss of vehicle engine production.”

“However for cell production to occur in the UK, the supply chains of chemicals would need to be reconfigured, since most cell production and chemicals supply is currently in Asia. Whilst such components could be imported, to capture the most value cell production and the related chemical and process equipment supply would need to come from UK suppliers.”

The report notes that the UK manufactured 1.7m cars in 2016, around 80% of which were exported (SMMT 2017). Assuming that 50% of the vehicles manufactured in 2030 are electrified vehicles (EVs and PHEVs), and taking into account the expected falls in battery cost, the corresponding value of cell materials per car will be £3,200, worth £2.7bn per year to the UK chemical industry just for UK-built cars, with export potential to Europe of ten times that.

This would see a UK vehicle battery industry requiring these volumes of materials in any one year:

Cell material Annual UK value (£ million) Annual UK volume
Cathode active material 1,040 69,000 t
Anode active material 538 48,000 t
Separator 394 263 million m2
Electrolyte 359 27,000 t
Anode copper foil 215 18,000 t
Electrode binders, solvents and additives 72 10,000 t
Cathode aluminium foil 72 10,000 t

The report makes a range of observations and recommendations that would be key to ensuring that the UK can capitalise on this significant opportunity.

• The battery chemicals supply chain is a highly additional opportunity for the UK chemicals sector. Seizing it will require the automotive battery and chemicals industries to work very closely, guided by the Faraday Challenge.

• UK battery manufacturers find that sourcing process equipment from outside the UK is not a problem but sourcing materials, especially those used for conventional lithium ion batteries, poses supply security issues. UK battery technology developers are currently sourcing their materials from outside the UK and are not facing particular challenges from a supply chain point of view, given the small scales and novel materials

• Conducting joint R&D with technology developers could be a way into the battery supply chain for UK chemical companies, provided they can supply battery-grade materials at scale

• Companies are unclear on exactly what products the battery industry will require, on what scale and when but research such as this can help them plan for a clear future.

• Under current conditions, companies are looking at strategies to enter the battery supply chain that minimise risk, such as adapting existing products, developing new products that can have multiple applications, or conducting R&D activities co-funded by public grants

• Only a few UK companies are already supplying the battery industry at scale. Those who are not will need time, once the business case is made, to develop new products and the necessary production capacity as the typical time to market for new products in the chemical industry is in the order of 2 years

• Many indicated building close partnerships with developers of new battery technology as their preferred strategy, allowing them time to grow and gain competitive advantage over suppliers to current battery technology manufacturers

• Certainty in the UK battery market is essential to enable investment in chemical production plants

• In addition to support for EV adoption and battery manufacturing, perceived risk in the development of the chemicals and process supply chain also needs to be addressed. Support provided should last long enough for the supply chain to reach critical mass

• Supporting the growth of our smaller / SMEs companies could ensure resilience within the UK economy. Funding is required (potentially through Faraday) to engage with these industries to help them de-risk and make the transition into this new sector

The full report can be found here

Note for Editors:

This report was commissioned and supported by the Electrical Energy Storage APC Spoke at WMG, University of Warwick and is the output of a project that combined organisations focused on the automotive battery and chemicals industries in UK. It was funded by EPSRC (The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council) and closely supported by the UK Chemistry Growth Partnership and the Knowledge Transfer Network. The consultancy work and this report were executed by E4techThe Centre for Process Innovation provided input and review, especially on UK suppliers of relevant chemicals and processesSixty seven other organisations, listed in the appendix, took part in the interviews and workshop informing this work.

About WMG: WMG is a world leading research and education group and an academic department of the University of Warwick, established by Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya in 1980 in order to reinvigorate UK manufacturing through the application of cutting edge research and effective knowledge transfer.

WMG has pioneered an international model for working with industry, commerce and public sectors and holds a unique position between academia and industry. The Group’s strength is to provide companies with the opportunity to gain a competitive edge by understanding a company’s strategy and working in partnership with them to create, through multidisciplinary research, ground-breaking products, processes and services.

About the APC: The Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC) exists to position the UK as a centre of excellence for low carbon propulsion development and production. The Advanced Propulsion Centre was formed in 2013 and is a £1 billion, ten-year commitment between


The UK beauty industry employs over a million people and women aged 18-34 are the biggest influencers of the market – innovation in the industry is accelerating with increasingly sophisticated consumer demands and beauty trends now have an average lifespan of 2-3 years, which means that product developers are working overtime to keep up.

The Cosmetics Industry is highly regulated – tests for safety, stability and efficacy are a must if you want products to hit the shelves here in the UK and abroad. How do you go about product testing? Or in fact keep updated? The Cosmetics Cluster UK, (CCUK) is hosting a conference to take companies on a testing journey.

Driven by over 80 CCUK associates and members – testing was seen as a key area for exploration, Dr Gill Westgate, CCUK chair, explained: “Companies can gain immediate business benefits – by learning from industry experts to improve their own skills and knowledge, network with like-minded individuals and share best practice. Perhaps collaborate on projects too?

“The conference will ensure that delegates that are new testing understand the key principles and that seasoned product formulators are updated with key trends in the testing market and are able to speak to experts about any challenges they face”.

The journey will cover topics such as; do you need to test? future trends, needs for product launches, claims support and animal testing.  Plus, the opportunity to seek specific advice in expert-led round-table discussions.

The conference takes place at The Meeting Space, BioCity, Nottingham on the 18th July 2018.  The event will be invaluable for formulators, brand owners and retailers, in fact, anyone involved in the process of developing, defining and approving cosmetic claims and product launches.


The CATCH Major Hazards Group will hold their Annual Process Safety Conference on Thursday 19 July at CATCH in Stallingborough – MHG conference programme 19 July 2018 draft

Registration is from 8.45am.

At this event we will hear a key note address from the President of IOSH, Craig Foyle, followed by Peter Galsworthy & David Coackley who will be giving an update from the Health & Safety Executive and Chemicals, Explosives and Microbiological Hazards Division.

After a break we will hear an industry perspective on regulation and raising performance in the chemicals sector from the Chemical Industries Association’s Phil Scott, followed by a process safety case study from Graeme Ellis of ABB.

We still have a few spaces available for sponsorship  – £349 plus VAT for display stand, literature in delegate packs and logo on programme/website – Major Hazards Conference sponsorship booking form Jul 2018

If you are interested in being a sponsor, please complete the booking form and return to me with your PO number.

Attendance is free of charge, sponsors can send 2 delegates.

Please contact or call 01469 552840

With thanks to our sponsors:



The £15 million BEIS Call for CCUS Innovation will provide grant funding to innovation projects that significantly reduce the cost of capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide (CO2). The scope of the call covers the full range of CCUS innovation which includes carbon capture, transport, utilisation and storage. This covers both power and industrial CCUS and also includes greenhouse gas removal (GGR) approaches that are based on capturing and sequestering carbon dioxide. BEIS is looking to offer grant funding for projects for up to 28 months, finishing before 31st March 2021, and will consider grant applications of up to £5 million for a single project.



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