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What is the engineering construction industry?

The engineering construction industry (ECI) is the cornerstone of Britain’s energy and process industries. ECI companies design, engineer, construct and decommission some of the biggest infrastructure projects in the country and overseas – and they will be central to delivering net zero.

Engineering construction operates across the oil and gas, nuclear and renewables sectors, as well as major process industries, such as chemicals, pharmaceuticals, food processing, water and waste treatment.


Power generation

Oil & gas


Water treatment


Food & drink


What are the core values of the ECITB?


We aspire to be a learning organisation: always building our knowledge and spreading learning through industry.


We strive to listen and work as a team to achieve the best results.


We pro-actively seek out and respond to opportunities to address our industry’s training needs.


We foster an inclusive environment where everyone’s view is respected, and we are professional, courteous, and kind

The Industry Training Board Review

The Cabinet Office mandates all public bodies be reviewed periodically.  Last published in 2017, the ITB review assesses the extent to which each Arm’s Length Body (ALB) performs effectively and delivers services that meet the needs of industry.  The latest review commenced in 2023. Publication of the final report was delayed due to the general election.

The report published in November 2017 by the Department for Education (DfE), considered the role and effectiveness of both the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) in light of the introduction of the apprenticeship levy.  It confirmed Government support for the ECITB and acknowledges that we “retain the confidence of industry”.

Evidence supplied to the DfE by ECITB’s in-scope employers showed that most believe grants and services are “well understood and easy to access” and that the most valued services included “apprenticeship support, training solutions, grant support, qualifications and standards”. The majority of respondents also stated that “less training would take place without the Levy and Grant System”. Among the recommendations, the report called on the ITBs to strengthen their governance and accountability to ensure they are fully responsive to the needs of industries they serve. In response to the review the ECITB embarked on a programme of reforms at the end of 2017.


ECITB Annual Report and Accounts


ECITB Annual Report 2022

ECITB Annual Report 2021

ECITB Annual Report 2020

ECITB Annual Report 2019


ECITB Annual Report 2023

Due to the general election, the laying of the 2023 Annual Report and Accounts in Parliament had to be postponed. This will be published before 31 October 2024.

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