About the ECITB Scholarship
The ECITB Scholarship is currently delivered by training providers at 11 locations across England, Scotland, and Wales with 2 new centres due to come online by September. Underpinned by robust labour market intelligence each cohort targets specific disciplines to address anticipated skill shortages in the region with focus on areas including electrical and mechanical maintenance, industrial welding, fabrication and welding and project controls.
A further 112 scholarship places have been announced across the UK for September 2022, including 52 scholars on pathways specifically focused on supporting the delivery of the energy transition.
Nationwide, the ECITB Scholarship has already prepared 260 scholars for careers in the engineering construction industry since its inception in 2020 to help employers withstand the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The programme, which lasts 1-2 years, delivers training focused on regional skills shortages. Scholars who complete the programme possess the foundation skills to move into apprenticeships and employment in industry.
The programme supports industry in the short term by underwriting the risk to employers of taking on new entrants and financially support scholars through the initial stages of their training and in the long term by preparing the next generation for engineering careers. At the end of the scholarship, learners acquire industry standard qualifications as well as relevant site passports.