Last Updated: Wednesday, August 30, 2017

CATCH Engineering and Construction Opportunities at North Lindsey College

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) are working in partnership with North Lindsey College to offer students the opportunity to pursue a career within the Engineering Construction Industry.

Applications are open for the Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) Programme, this one-year course starting in September gives young people the relevant qualifications, skills, knowledge and health and safety awareness required to prepare them for working in the engineering construction sector.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those students who are currently studying for or in the process of applying for an Engineering qualification and are looking for an opportunity to secure an Apprenticeship or full-time employment within the engineering sector,” says Martin Eatough, ECITB Head of Apprenticeships.
 
“The programme will allow them to achieve all of the year one components of a formal Apprenticeship and, on completion of the programme, make them very attractive to potential employers.”
 
An open event is due to be held at CATCH Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, 7th September, 5pm to 7pm.
 
Places are limited so those interested need to apply directly to North Lindsey College and can opt to complete the course either at British Steel in Scunthorpe or CATCH in Stallingborough.
 
The course would suit people who are A Levels calibre candidates and aspire to move into engineering, particularly progressing onto an apprenticeship or higher level of education.
 
“You will be learning alongside apprentices in companies such as British Steel, Jacobs and East Midlands Instrumentation,” says Bob Padley is North Lindsey College’s Head of Engineering.
 
“You will learn alongside them doing the exact same qualifications, the exact same courses, in the exact same amount of time. During that time, we will also be working with you to develop your employability skills and to market you to other employers in the area so that you can secure employment and complete your apprenticeship in years two and three by working in industry; find employment or progress onto further and higher levels of education.”
 
“The partnership with ECITB and CATCH offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to enter further education with a pathway into industry and to work with employers looking to recruit new talent” adds Bob.
 
Employment & Skills Manager at CATCH, Sabine Holmes says the course will enable students to gain an insight into a wide range of potential employers. “CATCH has a membership of 400+ companies, including the major Humber Bank process industries and their engineering supply chains, as well as the emerging operations and maintenance companies working within the renewables sector. CATCH facilitates 10 industrial networks for their members and has therefore plenty of opportunities to engage with business.”
 
“The Humber industries are in desperate need of engineers, engineering support services, project managers, fitters and contractors,” says Sabine. “Major maintenance projects are planned for future years, which will require thousands of additional labour to support the process industries in our region.  It makes sense to look at local talent and support people with the right aspirations to give them better employability skills so they can have real chances of obtaining employment locally.  After completion of the ITEC programme the candidates are able to apply for apprenticeships or jobs with engineering contracting companies, any engineering, process, manufacturing (including food), chemicals, oil and gas related work activities.”
 
James McIntosh, Head of CATCH Skills, “One of the key drivers for the business is to help industry bridge the skills gap and prepare young people with the relevant skills and experience. The programme itself will be delivered in a brand new training centre, whilst also allowing the learners the opportunity to gain practical skills on the process plant and tank farm, giving them vital industry standard experiences. The vision of CATCH is to develop flexible partnerships with providers on our site, so we are able to respond to industry needs to deliver their training requirements to the highest standards. I am excited about the potential this partnership has.”
 
If you’re interested in the programme, head to the open event on Thursday or contact North Lindsey College on 01724 590011 Ext100 or email stevie-leigh.slaven@northlindsey.ac.uk

 

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