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Over 300 learners walked through our doors for a skills training course. Over 80 of these learners achieved their CCNSG cards and over 30 walked away with an ECITB MJI10 qualification.

June is set to be just as busy!

Due to the continued demand of CCNSG Safety Passport Basic we have already sold out 3 courses in June.

We have now added an extra date 27th – 28th June, if you wish to book your place, please contact Daisy on 01469 552852 or email

These courses have limited availability – be quick to secure your place!


ECITB Small Bore Tubing– 9th – 10th June

ECITB Medium Risk Confined Space – 20th – 21st June

ECITB MJI10,18 & 19 – 20th – 22nd June

ISO Internal Auditor Training– 6th – 7th July

ECITB MJI10 – 11th July

Working at Height – 19th July

ECITB Small Bore Tubing- 21st – 22nd July

ECITB High Risk Confined Space – 25th – 27th July

ECITB MJI10,18 & 19 – 26th – 28th July

CATCH Skills have trained over 250 learners through various health and safely training in April alone. The course of the month in April was CCNSG Safety Passport issuing 90 learners with their cards.

CATCH Skills Training Brochure 2022

We are pleased to launch our brand new training course brochure for 2022, please click the link below to view the latest version:

For additional training courses please visit our website or email Daisy on for more of our open course dates.


On Tuesday 19th April 2022 the CATCH Apprenticeship team successfully hosted their first apprenticeship employer recruitment event with over 150 excellent learners looking to gain one of the approx. 50 vacancies on offer. The event saw both north bank and south bank employers providing apprenticeship opportunities in Process Operations, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation.

There was a range of vacancies available with companies such as Triton Power, Tronox, Prax, Birch

Solutions, VPI, Mitsubishi Chemicals and Lenzing. Wood group, Singleton Birch, Croda and Graytons. CATCH are engaging with a number of additional employers who are looking to recruit apprentices for a September start.

We spoke to the Process Technicians at Mitsubishi Chemicals to find out why they decided to be an apprentice, Harry said ‘I chose to do an apprenticeship within industry for the qualifications, experience and job progression.’ He continued ‘my advice to those considering an apprenticeship is to find a career you enjoy and can progress and excel in’.

Luke, a Process Technician at Mitsubishi said, ‘I chose to do an apprenticeship in process technologies to learn in a hands-on environment.’ He continued “my advice to new learners would be to research the career you want to do as most of these jobs are jobs for life.’

We asked VPI why they chose CATCH as their apprenticeship provider, they said ‘Our local training provider offers excellent facilities and support to meet our commitments to training in our production engineering and safety targets.’ We also asked what makes a great candidate, ‘Great candidates come prepared to engage in conversations allowing us to get to know them and how they can meet our expectations.’

After this fantastic event James McIntosh, COO summarised “It was a proud moment to host our first apprenticeship employer recruitment event and we are looking forward to playing a lead role in developing the next generation of our industries workforce through the CATCH Apprenticeship scheme. To see so many employers looking to recruit apprentices is a positive step forward for our region as we try to bridge the widening skills and competency gaps in engineering, operations and manufacturing based roles. The candidates gave a great first impression of themselves and there were some fantastic conversations had throughout the day as they learnt about the wide range of companies we work with and the roles they had available. We now look forward to some of those learners being successful and starting as CATCH Ap

prentices in September.”

To read more on our apprenticeship offer visit our website or contact the team on





**CATCH Skills will be including amendment 2 within the City & Guilds 18th Edition**


From the 19th April 2022 we will be using the new 18th edition books and including the additional content.


For more information and for our course dates please click the link below:


Alternatively, you can contact the team on 01469 552828 or email



On Monday 14th March CATCH Skills, hosted 120 University of Leeds Chemical Engineering students for 4 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 within the National Centre for Process Manufacturing (NCPM) and the CATCH Skills 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 “it gave us a better understanding of the equipment used in Chemical Engineering processes”

They continued, “everything fits the degree perfectly” when asked how it related to their degree. Another student said “The Simulator really helped to visualise some of our modules and how they are used in real world applications”

James McIntosh, Chief Operating Officer added: “The University of Leeds project really showcases the variety that the National Centre for Process & Manufacturing has to offer. With the students being able to get involved with a wide range of mechanical and operations tasks to enhance their degree programme that isn’t available anywhere else. We hope this experience enables them to get an insight into how industry operates and how to apply their academic studies in a practical environment.”

CATCH Skills approach to industry training is unique. Their world class facilities host 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


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CATCH is hosting an apprenticeship employer recruitment event on 19th April at our Stallingborough site. The event will allow employers to showcase their apprenticeship vacancies and explain the roles they are looking to recruit for a September start through the CATCH Apprenticeship scheme.  In attendance will be over 100 learners who have come through the CATCH apprenticeship recruitment process and are looking for an employer to start their apprenticeship journey.

The candidates have undertaken a number of assessments and also completed a CATCH interview before being put forward to the recruitment event. This will give them the opportunity to go and find out more about our industry, the companies that are looking to recruit and areas they are offering apprenticeships in (Process Operations, Electrical, Instrumentation or Mechanical). Following the event, candidates will then look to be selected for an interview with an employer and be offered a position for a September start.

Chief Operating Officer James McIntosh said “We are excited to be hosting our first apprenticeship employer recruitment event to start the process of matching up the right candidate to the right employer. We have been impressed by the quality and high calibre of candidates we have met throughout the recruitment process and we are looking forward to introducing them to our employers so they can find out more about the range of apprenticeship vacancies on offer. I am sure it will be a successful event and we look forward to welcoming the successful candidates to site in September to start their apprenticeship!”

If you are an employer looking to recruit a CATCH apprentice and be a part of the event, then please contact

If you are looking to become a CATCH apprentice, there is still time to apply! Please visit for more details.


CATCH delivers unique open event dedicated to future female apprentices.

International Women’s Day is a global event created to celebrate and highlight the achievements of women.

CATCH Apprenticeships recognise the importance of encouraging females to consider a career in the process, engineering, energy, and renewable industries. Therefore, the delivery team hosted a special international women’s day open event on 8th March, supported by an all-female panel, who are currently working as engineers, process operators and technicians in industry.

Thank you to Natalie Oliver, Control, Instrumentation and Automation Engineer at Yorkshire Water, Lucy Ineson Process Operator at INEOS, Chelsea Thomason, Electrical Engineer at Centrica Storage, Rosie Plant, Process Engineer at Centrica Storage, Chloe Handley, Electrical Technician at Phillips 66 and Grace Hamilton, Instrumentation Technician at Phillips 66 for taking the time to talk to and inspire the next generation of female apprentices.

Attendees listened to presentations from the CATCH Apprenticeship delivery team, toured the facilities and took away many inspirational and key messages from the panel – including:

“I wish I had considered a career in industry sooner”

“CATCH offers the ability to train on a live plant without risk, before you head to work on an industrial site”

“I like knowing that I am making a difference – working with others, creating relationships and seeing the impact of projects I am working on”

“I love learning whilst on the job, it provides me with a great balance between theory and the practical skills’

“Try it – you will lean many transferable skills in the 4 years you are training”

CATCH offers premium apprenticeships in Mechanical, Electrical, Instrumentation and Process Operations specialisms.

For more information visit our website or email


CATCH are pleased to welcome the VEGA Truck on Monday 21st March until Tuesday 22nd March 2022.

The truck includes a mobile training facility: pack with instruments, live demos and mini- seminars on all major technologies.

Discover the new VEGAPULS 6X, VEGAPULS AIR low-cost compact and battery powered IIOT liquids and solids radar level sensors, new level switches, pressure switches and transmitters and much more!

Want to learn how to connect and set up all devices with Bluetooth?

Install VEGA Tools App on your phone for free – see you on board!

If you have any questions please email



Our open events allow the opportunity to show you what apprenticeships we have to offer.

What’s included?

  • Site tour of the National Centre for Process Manufacturing (NCPM) and our Mechanical/ Electrical Workshops
  • Quick presentation to explain the added value we include in our apprenticeships
  • Q & A session with our apprenticeships team


For the event you wish to attend please just click the link below and register your interest:


Employers Only

11th March 8.30am – 10am


Open Evenings

8th March – Celebrating international women’s day – 5.00pm-6.00pm, including a panel of women in industry to answer any questions.

8th March- open to all 6.15pm-7.15pm

7th April- open to all 5.00pm-6.00pm or 6.15pm-7.15pm



We are running an event at the Process Manufacturing Centre in Kirklees College for those in West Yorkshire looking for an apprenticeship.

The open event is running Friday 25th February 10.00am-12.30pm.


Applications for all of our apprenticeships are open now:

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CATCH attended the Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair at the First Direct Arena, alongside employer partner Syngenta, to promote careers in industry. The fair took place at the start of National Apprenticeship Week and was well attended with over 4000 people looking to take the first steps in their future careers.

The apprenticeship team showcased testimonials from our current apprentices and highlighted our Science Manufacturing Apprenticeship, delivered in Huddersfield, to the young people who visited the stand.

James McIntosh COO said, “The Leeds Apprenticeship Recruitment Fair was a fantastic event to support, it was brilliant to talk to a large number of young people with an interest not only in apprenticeships, but also in process operations. CATCH Apprenticeships have built on the standard apprenticeship pathway to ensure that our learners are fully equipped for the future working environment – we look forward to receiving their applications!”


To apply please visit


Alternatively, you can visit an upcoming open event and either Kirklees Colleges, Process Manufacturing Centre or CATCH, National Centre for Process Manufacturing by booking on through the below link:



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