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ECITB publishes new strategy ahead of autumn levy consultation

A new strategy to help steer engineering construction companies through a critical time for the industry has been launched by government skills body, the ECITB. The strategy identifies the need to replace an ageing workforce, growing competition for skills from other sectors and technological change as critical challenges [...]

2019-05-21T14:28:03+01:00May 21st, 2019|News, Policy & Research, Sector|0 Comments

Fewer than one on ten engineering construction employers think new technologies will lead to job losses

Fewer than one in ten engineering construction employers think new technologies will lead to job losses Technological change is more likely to increase the headcount of the engineering construction industry (ECI) workforce than reduce it, according to new research published today. A new report into the impact of [...]

2019-05-13T15:53:42+01:00May 13th, 2019|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

New ECITB research reveals recruitment challenges faced by industry

New research into the engineering construction labour market has revealed the challenges facing employers in this vital sector of the UK economy. With the industry set to grow by 33,000 jobs in the next decade, employers told researchers working on behalf of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:02+01:00March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal

The ECITB has welcomed the publication of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal Sector Deal, part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “The ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.  Over a quarter of Engineering Construction companies support the renewable energy sector and, [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB responds to National Audit Office report on apprenticeships

Following the National Audit Office's (NAO) report published today (Wednesday 6 March) into the Government support for apprenticeships, Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “Apprenticeships provide a critical route into engineering construction and the ECITB is proud of our record on supporting apprentices across industry sectors. Last [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00March 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Scottish First Minister meets trailblazing female ECITB oil and gas apprentices

The four trailblazing female ECITB-sponsored OGTAP apprentices (L to R) Rebecca McMillan (Petrofac), Alyssa Malcolmson (Aker Solutions), Cayleigh Will (Aker Solutions) and Niamh Duncan (WorleyParsons). Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with female oil and gas apprentices Rebecca McMillan and Niamh Duncan at Forth Valley College, [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Industry celebrates success of oil and gas scheme

The successes and achievements of a group of mentors and their mentees working in the oil and gas industry have been celebrated at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen. A total of 18 project managers from a number of companies successfully completed the Oil and Gas Industry Project Management Mentoring [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|1 Comment

ECITB welcomes new Regional Chair

A senior oil and gas engineer has been named as the new Regional Chair of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board. Mitch Crichton, who is Project Delivery Director for WorleyParsons, in Aberdeen, will take up the honorary position. The role will focus on the upstream oil and gas industry in [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00January 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New ECITB grants policy

Following the consultation on grants earlier in the year and recent governance changes, the ECITB has made a number of changes to its grants policy. The changes ensure that the ECITB’s grant policy is up to date and aligns with government legislation, which gives us the statutory powers to support [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00December 20th, 2018|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments