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Labour Forecasting Tool predicts 40,000 extra workers needed by 2028

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) estimated last year that around 25,000 additional workers would be needed for major projects, including those related to net zero by 2026. New research reaffirms this but then reveals the labour demand gap will get wider with an estimated shortfall of 40,000 [...]

2023-12-01T09:11:13+00:00November 30th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Renewables|0 Comments

A rubbish role in the energy transition

To meet the country’s net zero targets, we need to not just use less energy and decarbonise industrial sites but also find alternative ways of generating electricity to move away from traditional fossil fuels. One of the organisations which has been at the forefront of this is Kent Enviropower. [...]

2023-11-29T09:29:48+00:00November 28th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Power Generation|0 Comments

ECITB announces £1M investment in Regional Skills Hubs

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced it will invest one million pounds for Regional Skills Hubs over the next two years to boost training provider capacity and grow new entrant numbers in the ‘Industrial Cluster’ hot spots that are at the heart of the UK’s decarbonisation [...]

2023-11-23T15:48:25+00:00November 23rd, 2023|Net Zero, News|0 Comments

Management and leadership programme creates cultural shift at NUVIA

“I am convinced that without the investment and collaborative approach between NUVIA and the ECITB, the cultural shift and increased staff engagement would not have been as significant.” NUVIA, an international engineering company that specialises in services and products for nuclear environments, has seen a cultural shift in its [...]

2023-10-10T15:07:34+01:00October 10th, 2023|Leadership, News, Nuclear|0 Comments

New evolution of CCNSG Safety Passport course now out

Workers across the engineering construction industry will gain an enhanced awareness of health and safety through a new version of the CCNSG* Safety Passport course now delivered by training providers across the country. In consultation with employers and training providers, the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has launched [...]

2023-10-18T10:59:34+01:00August 7th, 2023|CCNSG, News|0 Comments

Pembrokeshire Work Ready pilot to set model for growth

A pilot employment programme, designed to tackle industry skills shortages and support individuals into employment in Pembrokeshire, has been hailed as a great success. Work Ready is a collaborative and co-funded programme delivered by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), local employers, the Department for Work and Pensions [...]

2023-07-25T17:06:17+01:00July 25th, 2023|News, Work Ready|0 Comments

Collaboration, competence assurance and digital skills vital for UK water industry

Collaboration, competence assurance and digital skills all came out as key factors for a successful water industry at British Water’s ‘Addressing the Skills Gap’ conference at Cranfield University. Andy Brown, Chief Operating Officer at the ECITB, chaired the Training & Development Panel at the event. He said: “The challenges [...]

Bechtel Ltd wins ACTIVE Cup project management competition

Seven teams from engineering companies Bechtel Ltd, Subsea 7, McDermott (Onshore), McDermott (Subsea and Floating Facilities), Wood, SLB and T.EN competed in the 46th ECITB ACTIVE Cup this week. Bechtel Ltd took the prestigious winning place in the closely fought competition with Subsea 7 (gold winner) & T.EN (silver [...]

2023-06-30T11:55:26+01:00June 30th, 2023|News, Project Management|0 Comments

Strathclyde to offer UK’s first Offshore Energy Transition MSc degree

The University of Strathclyde has become the first university in the UK to offer a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Offshore Energy Transition, developed in collaboration with the ECITB. With an increasing demand for energy transition solutions around the world, there is an urgent need to train a [...]

2023-06-21T08:57:08+01:00June 21st, 2023|Net Zero, News, Renewables|0 Comments

Government launches Industrial Training Board review

Update: The Department for Education (DfE) has now started the ITB Review and has announced a call for evidence from stakeholders. The government would particularly welcome contributions from employers in scope of existing ECITB levy orders, as well as trade bodies and representative groups from the engineering construction industry. [...]

2023-06-30T08:51:25+01:00June 12th, 2023|News|0 Comments
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