News & Events

EDP & South England Joint Forum

The EDP and South Region are holding their inaugural joint forum on Wednesday 12th July 2017 at the prestigious Royal Academy of Engineering.  The day will run from 10.30 - 15.45 with refreshments and networking available from 10.00 am.

The purpose of the joint forum is to bring together all of our companies across the region to share knowledge but also provide excellent networking opportunities with other ECITB companies, approved training providers and membership organisations.

The day will be opened by Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB.  Following this there will be general updates relevant to all companies, the presentation of the ACTIVE Cup to the winning team of the June competition and the rest of the day will be based around the regional strategy and the ECITB's strategic themes offering guest speaker workshops around:

  • Policy leading
  • Intelligence led
  • Skills as a driver of productivity
  • Transferability of Skills
  • Collaborative approach

We would be delighted to welcome you and would encourage as many companies and senior managers to attend in order to make this forum a success.  To register your interest, please let Dawn Thompson know by email

ACTIVE Cup Competition – January 2017

Cup competition took place at Cranfield School of Management from Friday 20 – Sunday 22 January

11 teams including the first ever client team from GSK battled head to head to deliver a simulated construction project with the aim of making the most profit. The simulation purposefully puts teams and individuals under pressure to test their skills and processes. With every team planning to make a profit on day 1, the competition saw only 2 teams making profit at completion. 

The winning team was Saipem, with ODE and Technip E&C taking the subsequent gold and silver awards. The WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff team were awarded the most improved team prize.

The winners picture and overall completion photos are attached.

ACTIVE Cup Competition – January 2017

More news about the Active Cup


17th January 2017 - Leigh Academy Trust, Dartford Football Stadium:

ECITB-1 - Leigh Academy 170117

Around 600 students attended this event throughout the Leigh Academy Trust.  There was a huge amount of interest in the ECITB apprenticeships

 7th March 2017 - Northfleet Girls School, Dartford and Gravesham, Kent:

16th March 2017 - Careerland, Dreamland, Margate, Kent: 

These events are primarily for year 8 - 12 students from schools in Dartford and Gravesham and North East Kent, respectively.  Account Manager Lorraine Kemp will be on hand and be inviting students to have-a-go at the wind turbine challenge.

EDP & South Regional Forums 2017

We are pleased to announce a joint EDP and South Forum to be held on the 12th July 2017 at the Royal Academy of Engineering.  

EDP dates:

8th February - Double Tree Hilton, London

26th April - EIC HQ, Vauxhall, London SE1 7TP

11th October - EIC HQ, Vauxhall, London SE1 7TP

South East dates:

7th February - Leigh UTC, Dartford, Kent

10th October - Venue tbc

South dates:

9th February - SETA Skills Centre, Southampton

12th October - Hilton, Chilworth, SO16 3NG