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ECITB begins levy collection process

The ECITB Board has today written to levy payers to inform them the annual levy collection process is now underway and that they will shortly receive their levy assessments. Following what has been an unprecedented year, the Board has reminded employers of the vital role the levy plays in supporting [...]

2021-01-22T17:14:00+00:00January 22nd, 2021|News|0 Comments

Industry celebrates success of ECITB oil and gas mentoring scheme

The successes and achievements of a group of mentors and their mentees working in the oil and gas industry have been celebrated at an annual awards ceremony. Participants in the 6th Project Managment Mentoring Programme Fourteen project managers from a number of companies successfully completed the Oil and [...]

2021-01-20T17:24:55+00:00January 19th, 2021|News, Oil & Gas|0 Comments

ECITB publishes strategy update in response to pandemic

The ECITB has today published an update to its Leading Industry Learning strategy following a review by the Board in light of the events of 2020. The Year 1 update sets out how the ECITB has supported engineering construction companies through the pandemic, and what we will do over [...]

2021-01-07T15:46:10+00:00January 7th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan

The ECITB has responded to the publication of the Scottish Government's Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan. ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, said: “The ECITB welcomes the new proposals set out in the Climate Emergency Skills Action Plan, which will help support Scotland’s green [...]

2020-12-17T15:22:51+00:00December 17th, 2020|News|0 Comments

ECITB response to Energy White Paper

The ECITB has responded to the publication of the Government's Energy white paper: Powering our net zero future The engineering construction industry skills body welcomes the measures set out in the Energy White Paper, but wants more detail on the workforce requirements, specifically around transitioning skilled engineers from oil and [...]

2020-12-14T15:42:22+00:00December 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

ECITB qualifications included in Lifetime Skills Guarantee funding

The ECITB has welcomed today's announcement from the Department for Education that ECITB level 3 qualifications are among the initial 400 free courses that will be offered to adults as part of the Government's new Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced by the Prime Minister in September. ECITB CEO Chris Claydon [...]

2020-12-09T17:03:47+00:00December 9th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Pandemic scheme to support young engineers is a “lifesaver”

A scheme to provide training support for trainees, apprentices and graduates in the engineering construction industry during the pandemic has been praised by employers as a “lifesaver”. The Train to Retain programme – run by Government skills body the ECITB – provides training grants to apprentices, trainees and graduates who [...]

2020-12-07T12:43:02+00:00December 7th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

ECITB responds to new National Infrastructure Strategy 

The ECITB has responded to the Government's National Infrastructure Strategy, unveiled today by Chancellor Rishi Sunak. ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon said: “The ECITB welcomes the National Infrastructure Strategy, in particular, the Government’s measures to finance the delivery of net-zero projects through the National [...]

2020-11-25T16:50:54+00:00November 25th, 2020|News|0 Comments

New Green Jobs Taskforce to draw on ECITB expertise

ECITB Board member Jane Cooper is one of the key industry figures invited to join a new UK Government green jobs taskforce looking at the workforce and skills requirements to support the Energy Transition. The taskforce which is being jointly chaired by Ministers Kwasi Kwarteng at BEIS and Gillian Keegan [...]

2020-11-12T21:13:43+00:00November 12th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

SPOTLIGHT ON: Standardisation and Transferability

We talk about the need for standardisation and transferability all the time, but what does this mean and what do we need to do?  ECITB Director of Operations Andy Brown gives some thought on this important subject area and, actually, how difficult it is to achieve. Andy Brown - [...]

2020-10-27T14:46:11+00:00October 27th, 2020|Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments