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ECITB Open Evening 2016

The ECITB Open Evening for 2016 will be held at the CATCH Facility, Redwood Park Estate, Stallingborough, Grimsby DN41 8TH on Thursday 4th February.  Registration is not required and people are welcome anytime from 4.7.30pm. 

Further details are to follow.




Yorkshire and Humberside is one of the most dynamic, diverse and forward looking regions within the country, providing an unsurpassable location for heavy industry that requires the support of engineering contractor companies.

With the existing oil, power, gas and chemical plants and the arrival of renewables including bio mass and wind energy the region offers excellent opportunities for those interested in joining the sector. 

The  current expansion, both committed and ongoing in the region is well in excess of £1 billion with more to come.

Due to the expansion and the ongoing works, it has been recognised by the local clients and contractors that there is a need to increase the amount of training in order to meet the demand for skilled people and have therefore committed to increasing the number of trainees entering the industry year on year for the foreseeable future. 


Applying for Funding 2016 (Y&H Region)

Regional Discretionary Fund

Applications for Regional Discretionary Grants only should be sent to Y&HRDGApplications@ecitb.org.uk using the RDG Application Form

Higher Education Programmes

Please email your request to your Account Manager, using the HEP Application Form

Main Budget Funding

Please complete the Training Request Template & apply via email direct to Sallyann Garrard-Hughes Sallyann.Garrard-Hughes@Ecitb.org.uk   or Chris O'Connell Chris.OConnell@Ecitb.org.uk

How To Claim your Grant

As you are aware, some of our grants are automatic.  Where this is not the case and the training has completed, please fill in the Grant Claim Template  and email to processing@ecitb.org.uk with the relevant evidence attached.  Please refer to your Guide to Grant for further information



City & Guild Project Control 2015 Cohort


CATCH 2014/2015 Apprentice of the Year

17-year-old Thomas Jaehrig, an apprentice currently training on an ECITB programme at the Centre for the Assessment of Technical Competence Humber (Catch) facility in Stallingborough, through his employer Cofely Fabricom GDF Suez, was recently awarded as the Institute's Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Apprentice Of The Year 2015 at the HCF Catch Annual Dinner.

Thomas was given his certificate and award by Grimsby Institute's principal and chief executive Sue Middlehurst and Director of Industrial Programmes; James Danby.

Thomas said: "It was a big surprise and a great honour to win the award.

"The tutors really know what they're talking about, about the industry and the real world of work.

"Catch is brilliant, it's a great facility to train in and I'm hoping to go on to study for a HNC next year."

Yvonne Day, resources and development director UK for Cofely Fabricom GDF Suez, added: "We at Cofely Fabricom GDF Suez are delighted that Thomas has won the first year award, he is a credit to our business and also to the support, delivery and mentoring of the Grimsby Institute's staff at Catch.

"As a business we set our standards high and Thomas is testimony that this is worthwhile and that our values of professionalism, trust, integrity and team spirit can be installed from day one by the providers we place so much trust in to deliver programs to our apprentice technicians."



CATCH 2014 Cohort

 The 2014 Apprentice cohort at CATCH have now completed their Off the Job element of their Apprenticeship.  A pre-site induction was delivered by Sallyann Garrard-Hughes on Wednesday 29th July.  The following awards were then presented by Jim Danby from Grimsby Institute


Nick Boyd & Joe Wahwerit - Apprentice of the Year


Nick Boyd - Apprentices Apprentice of the Year


Sam Vickers, Lewis Smith, Dan Wilson - Best Presentation


Joshua Hill - Most Improved


Josh Garner - Directors Apprentice of the Year


Sevorino - Tutor of the Year




Staff Conference 2015

The Y&H Region hosted the annual Staff Conference for 2015. 

The day consisted  of workshop activities with the help of the apprentices currently being trained at CATCH by Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education. The aim of the exercise was for ECITB employees to gain an understanding & knowledge of how engineers work on the front line.  Delegates also participated in a bitesized training session around Equality & Diversity delivered by Creative Edge.

The following day  was taken up with activities in the Hotel, including an interactive communication session, Investors in People Overview, and an informative presentation from Marcus Walker (Head of Regeneration in the Humber) regarding activities in the Humber area.

Feedback from the event has been extremely positive and we would like to thank everyone for their participation & in helping to make the event a success





Teen Tech Event

The Teen Tech event was held at the KC Stadium on 9th July 2015 where once again 300 students aged 12-13 had the opportunity to try their hand at experiments, handle leading edge technology and most importantly, to meet the engineers, technicians and scientists behind their 21st century lives.

TeenTech shows young teenagers how their love for mobile phones and computer games could act as a gateway to a rewarding career developing the next generation of must have gadgets. Even more importantly, this age group is extremely environmentally aware and TeenTech shows them the role science plays in helping the environment.

 As one of over 30 local and national employers in Science, Engineering & Technology, the ECITB helped to provide intriguing and practical encounters. The ECITB’s activity involved building a wind turbine structure to show students how wind power can be harnessed to create electricity. 

The students were given a brief to build a wind turbine structure that supported the blades and generation unit within 15 minutes. Susy & Emma were kept very busy ensuring the students stuck to the brief and worked as a team to build the tower in the allotted time. Some of the students were very quick to understand the challenges of the task and divided the task into smaller elements that each student could control. 

As the ECITB contributed to the event we were presented with a certificate signed by the founder of the event Maggie Philbin


Yorkshire and Humberside Regional Forum Dates:

Tuesday 2nd February 2016

Tuesday 21st June 2016

Tuesday 11th October 2016

Representatives from ECITB registered companies are welcome to attend, please confirm your attendance with a member of the team.

Please note: all forums will commence at 10am and last until 1pm, with lunch provided.

To be held at:
Redwood Park Estate
N E Lincolnshire
DN41 8TH


Yorkshire & Humberside Regional Office

  • The Catch Facility
  • Redwood Park Estate
  • Stallingborough
  • North East Lincolnshire
  • DN41 8TH



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