Bulk Liquid Terminals Technician (BLTT) Apprenticeship


Around 20 delegates attended an 8 March webinar hosted by the Tank Storage Association (TSA) outlining the approach and benefits of the Bulk Liquid Terminals Technician (BLTT) apprenticeship programme which has places for September 2022 starts.  CATCH’s James McIntosh and Reynolds Training Services’ John Reynolds ran participants through the focused, specialized apprenticeship content, funding and the National Centre for Processing & Manufacturing (NCPM) plant equipment available at the Stallingborough site.  Reynolds are an established sector provider, and the use of the NCPM’s unique, hands-on simulation facilities means the preparation of the BLTT apprentices is world-class and highly practical.  The content and assessment standards of the programme were developed in conjunction with the TSA and Cogent Skills. Indicative of the wider sector approval is that, as examples, both Exolum and OPA apprentices have already trained through this scheme.  The 30 month programme takes place both at employer worksites and at the NCPM (a partnership site of CATCH and RTS).  During the webinar there was an opportunity to ask questions of James and John, and this was a part of the call when The Oil Pipelines Agency (OPA) also offered to speak further about their programme experience with any interested parties.  Companies on the hour-long call were in the main drawn from the memberships of either the TSA or the UKPIA.  If you too would like to receive information about this apprenticeship, please send an e-mail to info@ncpm.co.uk (or to James.Mcintosh@catchuk.org).

Lisa Buck


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