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Sector leading industrial training provider, Reynolds Training Services, is proud to announce an investment of over £150,000 into the Humber area, bringing the latest technology to the Tank Farm and Process Plant at CATCH.

The move “massively increases the quality and range of training options that Reynolds can offer to the Bulk Liquid Storage sector and associated industries in the Humber region”, said the company’s managing director, John Reynolds.

The Bulk Liquid Storage and Process sector is a huge employer not only in the region, but nationally as well demanding well-trained and experienced staff at every level, to ensure smooth operations and the maintenance of crucially-important safety standards.

The £12 million training facility in North East Lincolnshire offers industry authentic training and assessment. Technology is constantly updating and improving, and this new investment ensures that Reynolds will be able to continue offering relevant vocational training, tailored to the industry as it is today and will be in the future.

Speaking about the investment, Mr Reynolds added: “I am truly excited by the options it brings in developing wider competency and deeper understanding within the high hazard industry.”

Supported by Honeywell Systems, the investment by Reynolds will bring new equipment to the tank farm including:

  • The latest Distribution Control System (DCS)
  • Independent high-level alarms
  • Radar and Servo gauging systems
  • Flow control and metering system
  • Remotely Operated Shut Off Valve

The installation cost is being fully supported by CATCH, and is the first phase of planned expansion with Reynolds which will introduce road loading rigs, shipping headers, marine connections systems and pig traps.

This, said Mr Reynolds, would “further augment the invaluable experience” students gain when undertaking onsite learning at CATCH’s authentic training and assessment facilities. “They’ll get the hands-on experience they will need in their real workplaces.”

Fuelling Reynolds and CATCH’s Development Plans

The expansive site already boasts impressive facilities including a live three storey process plant with control room, bunded tank farm, process simulator, Skills Enhancement Centre, access zone, CompEx zone and confined space entry zone as well as engineering workshops and classrooms.

Reynolds harnesses the site to give students a real-world taste of safety processes within a Bulk Liquid and Process Environment, including simulating through direct operation of the DCS, and associated systems including Road, Tank to Tank transfer and Ship import and export.

CATCH continues to develop in the site, and chief executive David Talbot said he was “absolutely delighted” that Reynolds Training Services “have made the decision to invest”.

“This investment shows the strength of the partnership between CATCH and Reynolds, and will greatly enhance the capability of the process plant,” he commented.

CATCH is an important asset for the region, providing much-needed skills development opportunities, and Mr Talbot said the “investment will help to take CATCH and Reynolds onto the national stage”.

“The process plant at CATCH is a unique industry scale facility that enables students to learn about process manufacturing without any of the inherent dangers of working with chemicals, and the enhanced capability is a really exciting prospect.”

Bulk liquid apprenticeships

Reynolds Training recently announced it’s all-new apprenticeship. Reynolds worked in conjunction with the TSA (Tank Storage Association), Cogent and the OPA (Oil & Pipelines Agency) to develop the ‘Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician Specialism’, which then gained approval from industry for use with the ‘Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard’, this is underpinned with a new qualification developed by Reynolds, ‘The Level 3 Diploma for a Bulk Storage Operator (Technician)’ which will enable demonstration of more complex skills required within the sector.

This Apprenticeship will be delivered by Reynolds in collaboration with HETA – who have a long-established history of Apprenticeship delivery within the Engineering and Process sector.

Mr Reynolds said the investment further demonstrates Reynolds’ commitment to the Humber region, to the CATCH facility and their drive to enhance competence within Bulk Liquid Storage sector.

“This aligns directly with our new Apprenticeship programme, ensuring that Apprentices get to experience everything from direct hands-on operations to the very latest fully-automated systems, incorporating safety instrumented systems.”

Want to know more? 

For more information about Reynolds Training’s investment,  or the new ‘Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician Specialism’ Apprenticeship – email Karon Reynolds on karon@reynoldstraining.com, or phone (+44) 01469 552846.


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CATCH Skills are delighted to announce they will now be delivering open training courses in the West Yorkshire region. The move comes as part of the Reach Higher project is managed by the West Yorkshire Consortium of Colleges and funded by the European Social Fund. CATCH Skills already deliver a number of their courses on clients site as bespoke training packages but this move will allow companies who don’t have large numbers of delegates to be trained, or those who cant release a large amount to attend one session, to book them on to separate dates for courses spread over the next few months. Starting in May, ECITB Mechanical Joint Integrity, Safe Systems of Work and Loss of Containment training will be offered using Kirklees College as the venue.

Head of CATCH Skills James McIntosh said “ This move is the next step in the CATCH Skills growth plan and illustrates the demand from our members and the wider chemical sector in the Leeds City Region to develop a strong chemical and engineering based skills offer. We are excited to work with employers to assist with the skills and competency requirements. The decision to move into the Leeds City Region has come through the CATCH Yorkshire Skills & Competency Network identifying specific courses they would like to see offered in the area that we are already offering in the Humber region and on client site. Hopefully this will just be the start for CATCH Skills in the Leeds City Region as we start to engage with more employers to widen the offer to suit the needs of their businesses.”

 

**Your business will need to be based in the Leeds City Region to be eligible for discount.**

Please see the course dates scheduled below to take place at Kirklees College:

 

Mechanical Joint Integrity

  • 24th May
  • 3rd June

Safe Systems of Work

  • 24th May
  • 19th June

Loss of Containment

  • 20th May
  • 30th May
  • 3rd June

CATCH Skills are also running courses at the CATCH facility on the below dates:

Introduction to Plant Process Operations   

  • 28th – 31st May
  • 3rd -7th June

ECITB Small Bore Tubing

  • 16th-17th May
  • 20th-21st June

If you require any additional information or would like to book a place, please contact info@catchuk.org or 01469 552828

 


 


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On 18th March 2019 CATCH Skills, hosted 200 Leeds University Chemical Engineering students for 5 days to take part in the ‘CATCH Experience’ programme. The students, who were in their 2nd year of their degree programme, benefited from invaluable practical hands on experience, which demonstrated how their skills would be used in the workplace in a few years time. The training included, familiarisation with the process plant, simulator, control room and mechanical workshop.

Practical “real world” experience in a degree programme is very difficult to achieve yet is valued as extremely important by employers. The CATCH Experience Programme allows students to apply and transfer their Chemical Engineering theoretical studies into practical scenarios, within a safe and controlled environment.

Students who attended the programme said “This programme will benefit us throughout our degree and in the future when we are applying for roles in Industry. We are now able to understand how chemical engineering in is put into practice, and particularly the process system’ module was extremely beneficial”

They continued, “The activities allowed us to see how our course theory can be applied in industry, in addition the heavy focus on health and safety was fantastic”.

James McIntosh, Head of CATCH Skills added: “The University of Leeds project really showcases the variety that the CATCH site has to offer. To facilitate over 200 students in a week doing a range of Process and Mechanical activities is no mean feat and the fact that the students give such excellent feedback means that the project certainly adds value to their Chemical Engineering degree programme. The University have already booked for next year’s programme and we look forward to working with them to ensure it has a similar impact on the students who visit.”

Jess Bocock, Marketing and Course Coordinator, CATCH Skills concluded: “Any education provider can use CATCH as an opportunity to portray the characterises of working on a real industrial site. Leeds University, through this approach, sends their Year 2 Chemical Engineering degree students each year, which not only prepares them for work, but also for their final year project – the programme really helps them in achieving this”.

CATCH Skills approach to industry training is unique. Their Industry led, world class facilities hosts partnerships with multiple training providers including further education colleges and private organisations who are recognised as leaders in their field. Working closely with companies to generate programmes that offers solutions and cater for their training needs.

Based in Stallingborough, CATCH is an industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in Yorkshire and Humber. Catering for adult and student learning. If you would like to find out more details, please call 01469 552828 or email info@catchuk.org.

 



CATCH Skills can now offer Nitrogen Purging training!

This course is aimed at people carrying out Nitrogen purging of pipelines and / or vessels in a production environment.

By the end of the course, the attendee will be able to understand the basic principles and techniques employed to, safely assess, plan, prepare and carry out a purge of vessels and pipework within their specific work environment.

To book or find out further information and what the course includes please click the link below:

https://www.catchuk.org/nitrogen-purging/


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Associate Technical Instructors

We require candidates from a variety of technical backgrounds, including electrical, health and safety, mechanical and process offering positions on a part-time and associate basis. CATCH Skills delivers a wide range of short accredited & non-accredited courses mainly for adult learners looking to upskill or reskill.

The role is on an associate basis and will be paid on a daily rate fee as per our associate agreement. For more information or an informal discussion please contact Paul Mason on 01469 552828 or email Paul.Mason@catchuk.org

Closing date – 29th March 2019

For a company application form please contact:
Lesley.pickard@catchuk.org
www.catchuk.org


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This Sector Deal builds on the UK’s global leadership position in offshore wind and seeks to maximise the advantages for UK industry from the global shift to clean growth, consistent with the Clean Growth Grand Challenge.

It will do this by:
1. Providing forward visibility of future Contracts for Difference rounds with support of up to £557m, with the next allocation round planned to open by May 2019, with subsequent auctions around two years thereafter.
2. The sector committing to increase UK content to 60 per cent by 2030, including increases in the capital expenditure phase.
3. Increasing the representation of women in the offshore wind workforce to at least a third by 2030.
4. Setting an ambition of increasing exports fivefold to £2.6bn by 2030.
5. The sector will invest up to £250m in building a stronger UK supply chain, establishing the Offshore
Wind Growth Partnership (OWGP) to support productivity and increase competitiveness.

With the largest installed offshore wind capacity in the world and the prices consumers pay for the
energy the sector generates falling significantly (between the 2015 and 2017 Contracts for Difference auctions, support costs fell 50 per cent), a trend that is expected to continue.  Over the next decade, there will be a huge expansion of offshore wind around the world with some estimates envisaging a 17 per cent annual growth from 22GW to 154GW in total installed capacity by 2030.

In the UK, this could see offshore wind contributing up to 30GW of generating capacity.  The domestic opportunities are significant too. Building up to 30GW of offshore wind by 2030 could account for over £40bn of infrastructure spending in the next decade2

More details: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/784025/offshore-wind-sector-deal-web-optimised.pdf


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