What is the ECITB?
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the skills, standards and qualifications body with statutory responsibility for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain. We work with employers and training providers to attract, develop and qualify the engineering construction workforce in a wide range of craft, technical and professional disciplines. The ECITB is an arms-length body of the UK Government, reporting to its sponsor, the Department for Education.
An employer-led registered charity, the ECITB invests about £25 million each year to support skills development within the industry. This includes providing technical, management and professional training and supporting apprenticeships and careers programmes.
The engineering construction industry makes up more than one-fifth of the total UK economy and supports the nation’s critical infrastructure. According to a report by the Centre for Economics and Business Research, around 190,000 jobs are directly supported by engineering construction. The study suggests that the wider economy benefits to the tune of almost three quarters of a million jobs and £325 billion in annual turnover.
“The ECITB’s vision is to be the industry authority on engineering construction skills, working in partnership with business and government to deliver a diverse and highly skilled workforce, offering value by enabling industry to compete globally.”
Our core values
We are confident because we have a depth of understanding that makes us authoritative.
We work as a team, listen to all stakeholders and work together to achieve the best effect.
We seek out opportunities to address our customers’ need and respond positively and swiftly to internal and external stakeholder enquiries.