Scunthorpe college launches drive to find new engineering students

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 4 Jan 2018

North Lindsey College have launched a drive to find eight new engineering students to launch their engineering career in the region.

The Scunthorpe college is working in partnership with the brand new CATCH Technical Academy based at CATCH training centre in Stallingborough.

From January 2018, students will be able to work towards a Level 3 Engineering programme to be completed by summer. In September 2018, Level 3 courses will also start in electrical and mechanical engineering, heavy goods vehicle maintenance, plant maintenance and business studies.

For those who join the programme starting in January, there will be the potential to progress into an advanced apprenticeship during the programme or once their course is completed.

Jill Cooper, business development director, said: "The ECITB supported programme will be delivered at CATCH and will be the second programme delivered at CATCH in partnership with the College. It's an exciting opportunity to learn new skills and a qualification to support young people’s progression into engineering.

"We are delighted to be able to offer this programme at this point in the year, particularly as we know some young people get towards Christmas and identify they want a different programme, particularly with a practical bias, and are looking to make a change."

James McIntosh, head of CATCH Skills, said: "We have got a great membership of industry networks, who we can introduce students to this year. If successful, they could move on to an apprenticeship and get a head start into the career of their choice."

CATCH was established over 10 years ago as an industry-led training centre with several training providers, supporting the process, energy, engineering and renewables industries in the Humber region. North Lindsey College has entered into a partnership with CATCH to deliver high level technical skills and knowledge to enable people to take the first step to an advanced or higher apprenticeship, or to consider progression to university or employment.

North Lindsey College will be holding advice and enrolment events throughout January, in both Scunthorpe and Stallingborough, to give people the opportunity to chat to tutors about their options.

They will take place on:

  • Wednesday, January 10: Advice and enrolment event at North Lindsey College: 4.30pm to 7pm
  • Thursday, January 11: Advice and enrolment event at CATCH, Redwood Park, Stallingborough: 4.30pm to 6pm

Applications are invited from those with a strong interest in engineering. For more information, you are encouraged to attend one of the above events, or contact the college direct.

Submitting an application is easily done by emailing or by heading to highlighting in your correspondence that you would like to apply for the ITEC programme starting in January.

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