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Course for budding engineers continues to build on success

A training course giving talented learners a leg-up into a career in engineering construction continues to go from strength to strength. The ECITB’s Introduction to Engineering Construction Course (ITEC) is a 10-month programme preparing learners for apprenticeships and other roles in the industry. This year’s ITEC graduates have been snapped [...]

2019-09-23T12:16:52+01:00September 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Emotional intelligence vital to enhanced leadership capability

The ECITB has announced plans to incorporate new behavioural elements such as emotional intelligence in its leadership training. Feedback from industry has highlighted leadership skills development as a priority for many engineering construction employers, in particular the higher-level behaviours that leaders require in today’s world of complex projects. ECITB [...]

2019-09-26T11:07:24+01:00September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

ECITB announces major review to futureproof training standards

The ECITB – leading skills body for the engineering construction industry – has revealed plans for a major review of its training standards to futureproof training and enhance digital skills. With the increased demand for digital skills, and rapid technological change sweeping through the workplace, the ECITB aims to ensure [...]

The ECITB asks industry for new mandate to meet growing demand for training

The ECITB has asked engineering construction companies to back its plan on skills to steer them through a critical time for the industry. The Government-sponsored skills body has identified the expanding offsite workforce and increased demand for skills training among a number of key challenges the engineering construction industry must [...]

ECITB joins forces with Aberdeen company to launch UK’s first new training standard for industrial drone operators

The UK’s first training course for industrial drone operators was today launched in Aberdeen by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). The ECITB-approved Industrial Drone Operations Training Course was developed by Aberdeen-based Texo Compliance to ensure that the next generation of drone A drone inspects an offshore platform [...]

New ECITB research reveals recruitment challenges faced by industry

New research into the engineering construction labour market has revealed the challenges facing employers in this vital sector of the UK economy. With the industry set to grow by 33,000 jobs in the next decade, employers told researchers working on behalf of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) [...]

2019-09-20T12:17:07+01:00March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal

The ECITB has welcomed the publication of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal Sector Deal, part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “The ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.  Over a quarter of Engineering Construction companies support the renewable energy sector and, [...]

2019-09-20T12:21:11+01:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB responds to National Audit Office report on apprenticeships

Following the National Audit Office's (NAO) report published today (Wednesday 6 March) into the Government support for apprenticeships, Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “Apprenticeships provide a critical route into engineering construction and the ECITB is proud of our record on supporting apprentices across industry sectors. Last [...]

2019-09-20T12:26:01+01:00March 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Scottish First Minister meets trailblazing female oil and gas apprentices

The four trailblazing female ECITB-sponsored OGTAP apprentices (L to R) Rebecca McMillan (Petrofac), Alyssa Malcolmson (Aker Solutions), Cayleigh Will (Aker Solutions) and Niamh Duncan (WorleyParsons). Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with female oil and gas apprentices Rebecca McMillan and Niamh Duncan at Forth Valley College, [...]

2019-09-20T12:26:57+01:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments