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International
International
International
International
International
International
International
International

International Apprenticeship programme

THE ECITB HAS DEVELOPED A COMPREHENSIVE APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMME FOR THE INTERNATIONAL MARKET. COMBINING COLLEGE LEARNING WITH WORK EXPERIENCE, ECITB APPRENTICESHIPS ARE THE BEST WAY TO ATTRACT AND DEVELOP YOUNG PEOPLE TO THE INDUSTRY.

 There are two types of international apprenticeship: 

  • International Foundation – one year apprenticeship delivered in a training centre.
  • International Advanced – three year apprenticeship with the first year delivered in a training centre, and years two and three delivered in the workplace.
  • The Foundation Apprenticeship and the first year of the Advanced Apprenticeship are spent ‘off the job’ in a training centre to cover specific skills training. The two years ‘on job’ training for the Advanced Apprenticeship takes place on site with periods of time spent within a workshop to balance the requirements of both the apprentice and the employer. On site the apprentice will work alongside a skilled craftsperson/supervisor to practice the skills they have already gained in the training centre and develop new ones.

    International apprenticeships are available in a number of disciplines:

    Mechanical Fitting

    Pipefitting

    Instrument Pipefitting (Small Bore Tubing)

    Plating

    Welding Pipe

    Welding Plate

    Rigging

    Steel Erecting

    Electrical Installation

    Steel Process Operations

    Mechanical Maintenance

    Electrical Maintenance

    Instrumentation & Controls Maintenance

    Non Destructive Testing

    Design & Draughting

    Project Control

    Plant Layout & Design

    Estimating

    Expediting

    BESPOKE APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

    The ECITB is also able to develop bespoke apprenticeship schemes for its international customers. These schemes are usually based upon existing ECITB apprenticeship frameworks with bespoke components relevant to the country in which the apprenticeship is being delivered. Additional units and qualifications can be added as required by the client and local qualification authority.

    The additional units normally include:

  • Other ECITB Technical Training Programmes.
  • Other ECITB Technical Tests.
  • Components of the ECITB International Management programme.
  • Additional relevant short courses.
  • These bespoke courses offer the additional benefits of being of flexible time duration with certification available for each qualification/training course.