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The Hey Lep is recruiting for three new roles to help deliver the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan.

The roles are fixed-term to 31st March 2023 due to funding, will work within an exciting collaborative project with membership organisation CATCH and eight industry partners to drive delivery of a Plan that will provide:

  • A robust evidence base to inform policymaking and investment decisions.
  • A realistic strategy for achieving decarbonisation targets
  • Strengthened relationships and collaboration between stakeholders
  • An improved proposition for attracting inward investment to the region

The roles are:

Project Co-ordinator  click here for further details

Lead Analyst – click here for further details 

Data Co-ordinator – click here for further details







Supply Chain Engagement Manager

Fixed Term contract

CATCH is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to join our membership team as Supply Chain Engagement Manager.  You will be working on the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan to explore supply chain and skills requirements and explore other barriers to deployment to ensure the region is able to deploy major new infrastructure projects to deliver net zero for industrial emissions by 2040.

The position will involve working with a range of people at different levels – to gather relevant information and data, supporting and designing a range of supply chain engagement activities and delivering findings, whilst reporting to the Director of Membership and Low Carbon Strategy and supporting the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan Manager and wider team.

CATCH is delivering the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan with the Hull and East Yorkshire LEP (HEY LEP) and the following private sector partners – British Steel, Centrica Storage, Drax, Equinor, National Grid Ventures, Phillips66, SSE and VPI.  The project has secured £2.6million funding from Innovate UK and partners.

You will have a sound understanding of the process, engineering, renewable energy transition / decarbonisation sectors in the region including the associated supply chains.  You will possess excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills and experience of general administrative procedures including maintaining databases and IT skills is essential.  Ideally you will be qualified to a degree level in either an Engineering or a Science based discipline or have evidence of relevant industry experience.

The position is part time, with a negotiable working pattern, to a maximum of 30 hours per week. You will be home based, with travel required both to our Head Office in Stallingborough and to our regional office at the Aura Innovation Centre. Travel may also be required to locations mainly in the Yorkshire & Humber region.

Note this position is on a fixed term contract until March 2023. The Humber Industrial Cluster Plan project is being funded by Innovate UK, as part of UK Research and Innovation, under the Industrial Decarbonisation challenge of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF).

For more information or an informal discussion please contact

Closing date – 10 May 2021

Interviews – week commencing 17 May 2021

For a company application form please contact:


We sat down with our newest members for a quick chat, here they introduce themselves and tell us how they hope to add value with their membership:

Please tell us about the University of Leeds and projects

Research at the University of Leeds is helping to ensure our future will be powered purely by clean, safe, affordable and sustainable energy. Energy Leeds brings together over 200 researchers from across the University to meet this challenge at every level, from developing new technologies to supporting policy initiatives.

The University has a vibrant community of energy researchers and is equipped to tackle the energy challenge by drawing on scientific, technical, environmental, economic, political and societal and behavioural expertise. This gives us a distinctive capability to understand whole energy systems from an inter-disciplinary perspective.

We are working to advance research in key areas including bioenergy, nuclear, transport, energy demand and efficiency and low carbon transitions. We host a number of specialist facilities, and with a strong track record of working with industry, business and government we are at the forefront of society’s transition to a sustainable energy future.

Please tell us why you decided to Join CATCH

The University places real importance on achieving impact from our research and making a positive contribution to addressing major global challenges such as climate change. This is key to our new 10 year strategy and is fundamental to our energy research.

Decarbonising industry represents a major challenge and one that our researchers are well placed to contribute to. We are keen to engage with the CATCH members to share our expertise and learn from your experiences to ensure our research is well aligned with the needs of all stakeholders.

How can the wider membership support your activities

We are keen to develop new collaborations with CATCH members, whether that is through access to our students for research projects or graduate jobs, use of our cutting edge facilities or collaborations with our expert researchers.

Find out more here –


Required for: ASAP

Permanent, Full Time Contract

Salary Range: £33,000 – £36,000, negotiable for the right candidate

This is a unique opportunity to join a growing UTC.

We have an exciting opportunity within the Engineering UTC Northern Lincolnshire for a full-time tutor with expertise in Engineering.

Experience of working in industry is essential. If you feel that you have a relevant engineering background and expertise and are passionate about ensuring the UK’s future engineers are appropriately qualified; we would very much like to hear from you. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our students equipping them with the skills and characteristics needed to ensure they are at the front of the queue for the best apprenticeships and university places.

While a teaching qualification or assessing qualification is desirable, we are interested in engaging with vocational experts who are keen to learn and develop themselves.  Appropriate professional development would be given to engineers who are considering a career change.

The Engineering UTC is a 13-19 school (PAN 600) in Scunthorpe town centre which is supported by an impressive list of local, regional, national and multi-national companies and by educationalists with a track record of success.  The University of Hull is the lead educational supporter of the UTC.

The curriculum and facilities are cutting edge and lead to apprenticeships in the engineering industry. The technology driven specialisms of the UTC focus on Manufacturing, Design and the associated engineering skills. As well as providing students with high levels of technical skills these specialisms are the inspiration for underpinning learning in the main STEM subjects. The UTC curriculum and ethos enable students to become confident and independent through active and experiential learning. We have created a high-level engineering professional environment and we have a very friendly ethos, with positive relationships at the heart of our vision.

We are an Ofsted Good school and on a fast-paced trajectory of continuous school improvement. You will be joining a highly successful department with some of the best Engineering results in the country. You will work with the Assistant Principal on developing and creating exciting Employer projects for students to experience engineering and technology subjects in ‘real life’ work situations.

If you are interested in this role, we invite you to contact the Principal, Anesta McCullagh at or the Head of Department and Assistant Principal, Claire Reet

The UTC is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All appointments will be subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.

Completed application forms should be returned to our Business Manager, Jo Wilby at

Closing date: Monday 19th April 2021 at 10.00pm

Interview date:  TBA

Engineering Tutor Job Description – Copy#
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EUTCNL Application Form


CATCH has signed up to the SME Climate Change Commitment through the UK Business Climate Hub. We commit to halving our greenhouse gas emissions before 2030, to achieve Net Zero emissions before 2050 and to disclose our progress on a yearly basis.

The SME Climate hub is recognised by the United Nations Race to Zero campaign, and CATCH joins governments, businesses, cities, regions, and universities around the world that share the same mission.

Recognising that climate change poses a threat to our economy, nature, and society-at-large. CATCH is committed to taking action, though driving changes in our own workplace, using the tools and support offered through the SME Climate Hub to achieve our commitment before 2050.

CATCH aims to be at the forefront of Climate Change Action in the Humber region, through leading by example and working with our members to support their individual and collaborative journeys.
CATCH is also propelling the region to achieve the world’s first Net Zero Cluster by 2040, through its collaborative project with the Humber LEP and 8 industry partners – the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan.

2021 is the time. This November the UK government is hosting a major conference in Glasgow where world leaders will get together to commit to urgent action to tackle the climate emergency. It’s called COP26, and all eyes will be on the UK to agree the most ambitious plans to fight climate change the world has ever seen. You can make your own commitment here.

If you would like further information, please contact


The UKCCSRC is hosting a number of industry and policy led ‘what are our (non-propriety) research needs’ workshops. The workshops are intended to inform UK researchers and identify the key research needs, which will be published and linked to the scope of the UKCCSRC flexible funding 2021 call. The workshops are as follows:

  • Monday 22nd March, 10:00-12:00: Communication and non-technical aspects of CCS
  • Monday 22nd March, 14:00-16:00: Atmospheric Pollution and HSE issues
  • Tuesday 23rd March 10:00-12:00: CO2 Storage
  • Tuesday 23rd March 14:00-16:00: CO2 Capture – Post Combustion
  • Wednesday 24th March 10:00-12:00: CO2 Capture – Hydrogen

Further details can be found here –


CATCH hosted 80 delegates on the 10th March for the first Hydrogen Network meeting, as part of the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan project.

Silvian Baltac and Jason Martins of Element Energy opened the meeting with an informative presentation on Deep-decarbonisation pathways for UK Industry. Sharing their report for the Climate Change Committee for the 6th Carbon Budget which included a modeling tool for the Industrial Decarbonisation strategy for BEIS.  The report covers all UK industrial sites, sectors, and cluster-specific infrastructure.

Specifically, their report outlined, the uptake of Hydrogen across UK industry and the UK drivers, such as hydrogen production rates and variable hydrogen storage options. Plus an overview of the Hydrogen projects in the region such as H2H Saltend and the Gigastack project.  The presentation also covered why it is important to scale up Hydrogen production – such as retaining current industry, reducing the risk of offshoring, creating new jobs and attracting new investment whilst ensuring economic growth.

You can find the CCC 6th Carbon Budget report here –

Next, we welcomed Simon Morris, CCO, HiiRoc who introduced us to their fantastic new plasma technology, that produces Hydrogen from Hydrocarbon feedstocks on-site, with their modular scalable system.  The process produces a bi product – Clean Carbon Black, that can be used in multiple ways such as a soil fertiliser, rubber and toner cartridges. Their solution provides a low-cost clean hydrogen solution, that enables clients to realise their low carbon ambitions.  The company aims to be a driving force servicing the energy transition and the regions net zero ambitions.

Find out more here –

Katie Hedges, Head of Membership & Low Carbon Strategy at CATCH, detailed the recent success of the Humber Industrial Cluster Plan which has secured £1.7million from the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to develop a plan for net zero by 2040.  The plan supports a range of deployment project bids that could see first end to end CO2 storage achieved by 2025-2027.

You can sign up to the Humber Industrial cluster Plan here –

The next network takes place on the 6th June 2021, if you have any questions, please contact or


The Prax Group has announced that it has successfully completed the strategic acquisition of Lindsey Oil Refinery and its associated logistic assets in the United Kingdom, following the signing of an agreement in July 2020 to purchase the refinery from energy major Total. Prax has also announced the appointment of Luc Smets as General Manager of the refinery.

Covering a 500-acre site, and located five miles from the Humber Estuary in North Killingholme, North Lincolnshire, Lindsey Oil Refinery has an annual production capacity of 5.4 million tonnes. It is one of Europe’s most advanced refineries, processing over 20 different types of crude including, petrol, diesel, bitumen, fuel oil and aviation fuels, which are transported across the UK and abroad by sea, road, rail and pipeline.

With a strong track record of integrating acquisitions and managing assets in the oil value chain, the Prax Group is a long-standing and trusted partner of Total. The acquisition of the refinery will bring about new investment, and underlines the Prax Group’s determination to support the local economy and the wider community, whilst continuing to explore new business opportunities as part of its long-term growth strategy.

Sanjeev Kumar, CEO of the Prax Group, said: “Our long-term strategy is to be fully integrated across the oil value chain from upstream to downstream, and today marks the beginning of a new chapter for the Prax Group. The acquisition of Lindsey Oil Refinery is a natural progression for the Group, providing the opportunity to integrate the refinery and its associated product flows into the company’s UK distribution and retail footprint, which operates under the Harvest Energy brand. This will create unique opportunities for synergies with existing Prax-owned assets, as well as demonstrating our ongoing commitment to building a reliable supply chain to meet the needs of our customers for many years to come.”

The acquisition includes Lindsey Oil Refinery, the Finaline pipeline and the Killingholme loading terminal, together with shares in joint venture operations.


We sat down with Mark Millerchip to find out a little more about on-site tenants DTK Frigo UK.

“We are a Danish Transport and Logistics company established since 1991 with our head office in Padborg, Denmark.  We provide refrigerated / ambient transport solutions to and from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland. We operate our own fleet of 100+ refrigerated trailers providing transport across many industry sectors including fresh and frozen fish, fruit and veg, foodstuffs, pharmaceutical, high-value goods, and chemicals amongst others. We also have our own in-house customs clearance department providing much-needed expertise especially post-Brexit.

We decided to base our business at CATCH as it is ideally situated to serve the port of Immingham and the other Humber ports of Hull and Killingholme and close proximity to Grimsby and its rich fishing heritage”

To find out more visit


The University of Hull’s Energy and Environment Institute (EEI) invites you to their webinar on funded postgraduate research opportunities. Find out more about scholarships at the Aura CDT in Offshore Wind Energy and the Environment Webinar (10 March).

The EEI is looking to equip people with a passion for the environment with the necessary skills, knowledge and training to become future leaders. The Aura CDT welcomes applicants with backgrounds in a wide range of STEM subjects. This is a fully-funded scholarship, with fees and stipend set at UKRI approved rates.

Undertaking postgraduate research at a Centre for Doctoral Training (CDT) brings you the benefit of joining a cohort of like-minded students as well as an innovative programme of training, drawing on the expertise of the academic and external partners. Join the webinar to find out how these qualities could help improve your employability or kick-start a research career.

The offshore wind sector is a fast-growing industry with 30,000 new jobs needed by 2030 to help the UK meet its carbon reduction targets. The Aura CDT drives sustainable growth through research tackling the environmental and engineering challenges facing the sector and provides a programme of industry-led training and networking to help you launch your career.

Join our webinar to hear from course lecturers, current students & researchers as well as employers. The webinars will close with a Q&A giving attendees the opportunity to delve deeper into issues of particular interest.

Register now:
Webinar for the Aura CDT 6.00-7.00pm Wednesday 10 March
If you have any questions about the webinars, Centres or the work of the Energy and Environment Institute please email

The EEI is running the above webinar as part of a series, you may also be interested in the following webinars on postgraduate taught programmes:
Mon 8 March – MSc Flood Risk Management
Tues 9 March – MSc Renewable Energy and MSc Environmental Change, Management & Monitoring
Thurs 11 March – Webinar for the Leverhulme Centre for Water Cultures





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