Learners across the home nations are once again able to apply for the popular ECITB Scholarship, the programme which starts in September will prepare new entrants for success in the engineering construction industry.
The ECITB has now approved ten training providers across England, Scotland and Wales, who will prepare the second cohort of Scholars for careers in industry, while the economic recovery continues.
The Scholarship provides a foundation in a range of craft or technical disciplines, ranging from welding to design and draughting, and is informed by regional skills needs to provide a pipeline of talent to industry.
Learners pursue a full-time off-the-job programme over 1 or 2 years and acquire recognised engineering qualifications as well as relevant site safety passports. Each ECITB Scholar receives a term-time allowance of £140 per week.
Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive
Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, said: “The Scholarship scheme aims to help employers while they recover from the impact of the pandemic. In the short-term we underwrite the risk of taking on new entrants, and in the long-term we hope to provide a launch pad for many highly successful careers in engineering construction.
“Each regional ECITB Scholarship programme draws on our labour market intelligence to ensure the training is relevant and addresses regional skills shortages. By taking this approach, the scheme will help ensure there are young people, trained and qualified with in-demand skills, to provide a pipeline of new talent for industry when the economy rebounds.”