Who We Are

The ECITB is the statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry in Great Britain. It works closely with employers and the Government to attract develop and qualify engineering construction personnel in a wide range of craft, technical and professional skills and disciplines.

The ECITB also has international operations and supports clients in 18 countries, supporting the development of engineering and project delivery skills across the energy, processing and construction sectors.

Employer-led, the ECITB provides businesses with the support to train the engineers of today and tomorrow to the highest standards, via a regionally based network of 172 approved training providers (ATPs).

The ECITB provides an effective platform for collaboration amongst employers in the engineering construction industry:

  • Employers benefit from the training and the grants they receive via the training levy.
  • Industry benefits by sustaining the skills and performance of the workforce.
  • Learners benefit from acquiring transferable skills, knowledge and qualifications.
  • Training providers benefit from accreditation, status, standards and quality assurance.

Over the next five years, the ECITB will secure more than 300,000 training opportunities for new entrants and existing members of the workforce across the sectors that make up engineering construction: oil and gas, power generation, nuclear energy, renewable energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, food and drink, steel, steel construction, cement and bricks, glass and paper manufacturing, and other commodities that are part of our everyday lives, such as plastics, medicines, bottled and canned drinks, cosmetics and many more household products.