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Launch Event

25th March 2020

Celebrate the launch of our new Catch Engineering Training Partnership delivery centre and the opening of our third CATCH office at the Process Manufacturing Centre, Kirklees College. Presentation from James McIntosh, Director CETP, who will speak about the growth of our Yorkshire skills network plus the direction and background of our new partnership. Followed by a networking lunch.

Agenda

10:30 Registration
10:45 Mark Bennington Vice Principal of Corporate Operations, Kirklees College
11:00 James McIntosh, Director CETP & Head of CATCH Skill
11:30 Questions and open discussion
12:30 Lunch & networking
13:00 Optional tour of the facilities

This event is open to all companies within the Engineering/Manufacturing industries who have an operations and/or maintenance workforce. To register your free place, please email Lisa – Lisa.buck@catchuk.org



Due to the expansion of our CATCH Skills training brand, CATCH is recruiting Associate Instructors with Health & Safety, Confined Spaces, Mechanical Engineering, Process Operations and Electrical backgrounds. This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly respected and rapidly growing training provider for the Process, Engineering, Energy and Renewables sectors.

It would be advantageous if any candidate had NEBOSH qualifications to meet all requirements if interested in the Health & Safety Technical Trainer role.

We require candidates from a variety of technical backgrounds and will have positions available on a part-time and associate basis. CATCH Skills delivers a wide range of short courses mainly for adult learners looking to upskill or reskill.

The work will include developing and delivering technical training programmes and accredited courses.  It will also involve liaising with Senior Management across a large client base, qualification awarding bodies, external providers and associates.  The job is based at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough and the post holder will ensure existing and new training provision is designed and delivered to the highest quality, exceeding customer expectations. The role will also involve work on the clients site to deliver a number of courses across the UK.

Relevant experience and qualifications, such as a formal training qualification (or working towards this), are required. Experience in a Health & Safety, Confined Spaces Mechanical Engineering, Process Operations, Electrical is essential.  Also required is an understanding of the training and development and relevant qualification systems.  The individual will also possess excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.

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 Tom Eastwood on 01469 552842 or tom.eastwood@catchuk.org

Closing date – 31st March 2020

For a company application form please contact:

Jasmine.greenhalgh@catchuk.org    www.catchuk.org


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We sat down with our valued apprentice Molly and asked her a few questions in honor of National Apprenticeship week.

Over to Molly –

Why did you decide to become an apprentice?
“I decided to become an apprentice because it gave me the opportunity to learn new skills at the same time as as working in a business environment. Becoming an apprentice was a brilliant decision as I also earn a qualification, as well as being able to the do the job I have always wanted”.

What advice would you give to young people who are considering an apprenticeship?
“My advice to another apprentice would be to go for it! Work hard, but also make the most of it. I would also assure them that it isn’t 100% easy but the hard work pays off and you are guaranteed all the help you can get. Don’t be afraid to ask questions, and never hesitate to share your ideas”.

Is your apprenticeship what you expected?
“No -I didn’t think my apprenticeship would be what it is now, I was scared and nervous about not being able to do the course and my assignments, or them not being on time, but I realised I had nothing at all to worry about! It is really enjoyable and I have met some amazing colleagues that I can now call friends”.

“Overall, if anyone is thinking of becoming an apprentice but they have doubts it is completely normal, mistakes will be made during your time as an apprentice but this is all a part of learning. I have learnt so much in a small period of time and appreciate all the help and support I have”.

Thank you Molly!


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We are delighted to announce the first CATCH Technical Conference, Innovation, Risk Management & Compliance for your Assets. The conference takes place at our Head office, Stallingborough on the 19th March 202.

Who should attend?
This event is tailored to those those who interact with or have the responsibility to manage your operational site business risks – including people, equipment or technology related.

What will I learn?
How to manage risks through your business from Non-proven process technology and scale up through into Project Delivery and into Operational Phases and Decommissioning

You will explore
Risk management through Hazard analysis and review
Risks in process technology
Managing Risks in the Project delivery phase
Benefits of RBI at differing phases of the lifecycle
Benefits of Reliability focus applied at differing phases of the asset lifecycle
Managing Risk through Functional Safety (IEC61508/11)
Managing the Risk of Human failure and organisation change

What to expect
The event will be delivered by our team of CATCH Technical Consultants,
who have many years of industry experience. The event will start with introductions from key people within the team, Jill Mooney, Head of
CATCH Technical and Paulo Oliveira from ESC Ltd, Catch Technical Services Partner.
You will also meet our Consultants, who will each lead on a specific industry topic.
There will then be expert round tables enabling you to interact with our Consultants and personalise your day for maximum benefit to yourself and your company.

Keynote Speakers
An Upper Tier COMAH Site will share their award-winning process safety management programme and how they have implemented, managed the risks and sustained its performance.
Other Keynotes to be announced soon.

If you have any questions, please direct them
to Jill.mooney@catchuk.org

Download the event flyer & full programme here

If you have any questions, please direct them
to Jill.mooney@catchuk.org

Register your free place here:


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CATCH, the membership and training organisation for the process, renewables and chemical industry, is pleased to announce that ex international rugby league player Jamie Peacock MBE, will be their after-dinner speaker at the 2020 Annual Awards Dinner, which takes place on the 7th May, at the Mercure Hotel, Hull.

Jamie is considered to be one of the best players of his generation having won every honour in the domestic game, having twice been named as the best forward in the world. Jamie now is a highly regarded motivational speaker and mentor, as well as being in demand in the media for his expert knowledge and opinion on the game.

The dinner also plays host to the CATCH awards, which includes categories such as the ConCom Apprentice of the year and the best skills project award.  The awards are a key event in the CATCH calendar of events, and many members come together to enjoy a three course dinner and celebrate with the award winners. Tickets are on sale now – for further information, please visit www.catchuk.org

CATCH would like to thank Awards sponsor E3 Recruitment and our main dinner sponsor Phillips66.


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CATCH, the industry led partnership supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewable industries in Yorkshire and Humber were delighted to hold their first ever Industrial Decarbonisation Network at PX Saltend Chemicals Park on the 29th January 2020.

The network was attended by 30 members all keen to learn more about how to set Science Based Targets and how these compare to Net Zero Targets David Talbot, CEO CATCH, commented “It was a great pleasure today to Chair the first CATCH Industrial Decarbonisation Network meeting! A packed room of delegates from industry (energy producing and energy intensive), the Public Sector and academia meant that we had the right people present to support the region’s ambitious plans for the Humber to become net-zero carbon by 2040, as articulated in the LEP’s Clean Growth White Paper.  I would like to thank Nick Fedson, and Damir Ahmovic from Alfa Energy, Emma Toulson from Orsted and our own Katie Hedges for providing a fascinating insight into science based targets, net zero (and what it really means), and what the region is doing in terms of industrial decarbonisation.

This network has been set up to help CATCH members on their journey to decarbonisation – whether they are already involved in a carbon capture project or looking at hydrogen switching or  just starting your decarbonisation journey and want to share ideas, this network will help you access information and updates from the wider Humber Industrial cluster.

For further information, please contact Katie – katie.hedges@catchuk.org

Image: David Talbot, Nick Fedson, Katie Hedges, Damir Ahmovic


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Confined Space Trainer

Due to the expansion of our CATCH Skills training brand, CATCH is recruiting a full time Trainer to deliver confined space training.  CATCH delivers a wide range of short courses mainly for adult learners looking to upskill or reskill.   This is an exciting opportunity to work with a highly respected and rapidly growing training provider for the Process, Engineering, Energy and Renewables sectors.

A suitable candidate will have had previous experience of delivering this type of training to delegates. The work will include developing and delivering training programmes and accredited courses.  It will also involve liaising with Senior Management across a large client base, qualification awarding bodies, external providers and associates.

The job is full time based at the CATCH facility in Stallingborough and the post holder will ensure existing and new training provision is designed and delivered to the highest quality, exceeding customer expectations. The role will also involve working on a clients site to deliver a number of courses across the UK.

Relevant experience and qualifications, such as a formal training qualification (or working towards this), are required.  Experience in the relevant area of expertise is essential.  Also required is an understanding of the training and development and relevant qualification systems.  The individual will also possess excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.

For more information or an informal discussion please contact Tom Eastwood on 01469 552842 or email tom.eastwood@catchuk.org

Closing date –  Friday 28 February 2020

For a company application form please contact:

Jasmine.greenhalgh@catchuk.org


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We are pleased to announce the start of several new projects on-site here at CATCH. These project have come to fruition due to a number of our on site training providers investing in the site along with funding from the LEP.

Reynolds Training Services, have invested in an enhanced capability for the Plant with a new Honeywell DCS and a new remotely operated valve plus instrumentation.  The second phase of their investment will include an additional capability for bulk fuel storage with tanker issue and receipt points.

North Lindsey College have taken a number of classrooms and two workshops. They have invested in a great deal of equipment to ensure they are focused around the learners needs.

Maersk Training have built an offshore Basic Technical Training and working at height centre an are planning to install dummy nacelles and offering a blade repair capability.

Reynolds Traininng Services and Roxby Training Solutions have redecorated the Technical Training Centre.

Below is a quick update of the status of the projects on site, we will keep you informed of the progress!

Tank Farm upgrade and expansion.
Work has started on our Honeywell DCS / instrument installation on the tank Farm.  Scaffold has been installed on the two large tanks to gain access to the top to fit the new instruments, the cables are being installed back to the control room to the brain of the Honeywell system. Pipe work modifications start on 27th January to allow the fitting of automatic and motorised valves.

There is a Factory acceptance test late January and if the project goes to plan, it will be fully commissioned and operating by the middle of February.

Dining room expansion.
Our dining room, operated by 365, is expanding to accommodate the growing number of learners on site. The design and plans have been approved by Building Regulations and the builders have carried out preliminary work to ascertain where the walls will tie in. The work starts in earnest on February 7th 2020 and should be completed by the end of February and will provide space for an additional 36 covers.

Technical Training Centre air Conditioning.
Following the summer, a schedule of work has been agreed with the Air Conditioning contractors to fit out a further 8 classrooms in the Technical Training Centre with air conditioning. The work starts on 17th February and runs through to late April. We will also be installing a special air conditioning unit for food preparation areas in the kitchen.

If you have any questions regarding the site improvements, please contact Neil Mann, Site Operations Manager – Neil.Mann@catchuk.org


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Stallingborough
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