Imagine a region with over a hundred years of engineering history, a proven track record of innovation and achievement plus a unique accumulation of engineering skills, knowledge and talent.
Imagine a region where companies, learning organisations and support groups are working together in collaborations and partnerships to equip themselves for a sustainable future by developing capabilities that can compete with the best at all engineering levels, anywhere in the world.
Imagine no more...The reality is North East England.
The North East of England is a region with a long proud industrial and process industry heritage. It is a place where people who are passionate about Engineering Construction live and work. In this region there is a sufficient industrial and academic intensity in Engineering based industries to make it one of the premier locations in the world for Process Industry Manufacturing. Indeed the UK 's largest petrochemical complex is based here around the UK 's largest port and storage complex. What is more a third of the UK 's Pharmaceutical GDP is produced in the region.
North East companies continue to thrive in the North East of England. Since 2003 there has been over £1 billion of investment, in excess of 40 projects, by multinational companies in the process industry sectors alone. As well as work carried out in the region lots of North East companies carry out projects throughout the UK and Worldwide. Client Companies based here say that the intimacy of service they receive from the Engineering Construction supply chain companies in this region is a major factor in their success.
North East Project Control Awards Night
Hardwick Hall on Thursday 26th January 2012
Supervisors Celebrate Success
Hartlepool College saw colleagues, friends and family gather to celebrate the success of seven engineering construction industry supervisors. These supervisors have successfully completed a brand new, Advanced Supervisor Development Programme (ASDP) developed by a Steering group made up of senior people from local companies from the North East Forum and co-ordinated by The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
The awards ceremony which took place on Wednesday 10th October, saw Aldo Maggiorini and James Norman from Amec, David Spires from C&A Pumps, Neil Aisbitt from Jacobs, Andrew Watson from Cordell, Ian Colman from IMH and John Hann from Northumbria Water pick up their diplomas.
The Level 5 programme, piloted in the North East for the past year, is delivered through a mixture of workshops, distance learning and written assignments.
The Presentations were made by John Hornby , Construction Director with Jacobs and ECITB North East Regional Chairman; John thanked all those who helped develop and deliver the ASTP, particularly the members of the Steering group who willingly gave their time and experience and the Consultants involved - special thanks go to Nicola Bainbridge from Bordsley Management who acted as the Accredited Centre.
We should all recognise the significant time and effort that the candidates put in whilst holding down their day job, some of them already working long hours on remote Construction Sites.
Steve Franklin, Project Manager for the ECITB said: “ My congratulations to everyone who successfully completed the programme. This is a great course that offers a structured development pathway for supervisors who have potential and wish to advance. Completion of the project course components results in the award of a Level 5 Diploma in Leadership and Management awarded by the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Learners can then apply to the CMI for full membership and progress to Chartered Manager status.
“All of the ECITB’s courses are created with member companies and training providers in response to industry need and this is an exemplary example of that collaborative approach.”
Following the success of the pilot it is hoped that the course will soon be available via the ECITB’s network of over 120 training providers.
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