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Published: 25th January 2023

CATCH and SIAS announce partnership for end-point assessment

CATCH and SIAS have today announced an exciting new partnership to support apprenticeships in the Humber region...
25th January 2023
CATCH and SIAS announce partnership for end-point assessment
CATCH and SIAS have today announced an exciting new partnership to support apprenticeships in the Humber region. 

James McIntosh Chief Operating Officer from CATCH said: “I am delighted for us to be working in partnership with SIAS and recommending their EPA services to our group of employers.
“Since meeting Steve Smith and hearing his vision and strategy for how SIAS operates, there are a number of synergies between our organisations that will allow us to offer a bespoke end-to-end process operations and engineering maintenance apprenticeship tailored to meet our industry requirements.
“We are pleased to have found an end point assessment organisation that are as keen as we are to engage with employers and support their learners throughout their journey.”
Steve Smith, Managing director of SIAS said: “We are honoured that CAT
CH has selected SIAS to recommend to their employers as their EPAO of choice for the apprenticeship standards which they currently deliver across manufacturing, process and maintenance engineering. 
“CATCH are really leading the way across the Humber, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and beyond, in the delivery and development of critical future skills particularly within the STEM and Renewables space, their mission aligns closely with what drives SIAS forward as the leading EPAO for technical Science, Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeships.
“Add to that a world class training facility, a level of ambition, of energy, and a commitment to real partnerships and to delivering outstanding value to employers which matches our own – and it was clear from day one that there was an incredibly strong synergy between our two organisations.
“I’m excited about working closely with James and the whole team at CATCH to deliver a truly innovative and best in market end to end apprenticeship model, which will both delight employers, but also importantly will give apprentices the very best experience possible, and allow them to maximise their undoubted potential as they transition into meaningful careers.”
The partnership comes into effect immediately.
For more information contact
Lisa Buck                                                                              Janine Claber
CATCH                                                                                  SIAS
[email protected]                                                  [email protected]
+44 (0) 7545 159503                                                        +44 (0) 7795 833550
CATCH are an employer-led process industry specialist apprenticeship and training provider based in the Humber region. Our provision is focused on process operations, electrical, instrumentation and mechanical engineering apprenticeships working in partnership with our employer group to deliver a tailormade programme to meet industry requirements. This training includes utilising the National Centre for Process & Manufacturing – a unique end to end process manufacturing facility which contextualises the apprentices training and brings operations and maintenance training to life using real industry scenarios.
About SIAS
SIAS is the leading End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the technical science, manufacturing and engineering apprenticeship sectors. Ofqual approved, our innovative and quality focused End-Point Assessment (EPA) approach is driven by our obsession for delivering real value to our customers through a non-transactional, partnership-centred model.
Created in 2015 by industry for industry, we retain a deep and trusted connection with our sector employers –  and our strong social mission, to support industry and the future STEM skills agenda, remains central and paramount to our vision and approach.
We believe that end-point assessment shouldn’t begin at gateway, it starts when apprentices start on programme, and we pride ourselves on delivering end-to-end solutions and value right across the learner journey from registration through to assessment and certification, ultimately ensuring that Apprentices are able to maximise their potential, achieve and progress.

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