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Finalists in engineering construction industry awards revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 ECI Training & Development Awards has been announced as the industry gets ready to celebrate the very best engineering construction talent in the UK. This year’s winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 21st October 2021. The prestigious event at the Montcalm [...]

2021-09-21T16:32:29+01:00September 21st, 2021|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes Connected Competence scheme to aid skills transfer

An ECITB-supported industry initiative to improve safety and recognise transferable skills by assuring base technical competence has now been implemented by companies across the engineering construction industry. Connected Competence is an industry-wide framework, focused initially on of temporary oil and gas workers, which has been developed by major service [...]

2021-09-16T09:47:44+01:00September 15th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB Census points to industry jobs recovery by 2023

The ECITB’s Workforce Census provides a detailed snapshot of the engineering construction workforce and reveals the key challenges facing industry at this critical time. The report published today (15th September) suggests the size of the ECI workforce will recover to its pre-Covid level by 2023. However the scale of [...]

2021-09-15T14:00:08+01:00September 15th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Graduate Development Grant opens to new applicants

The ECITB’s Graduate Development Grant is now open for new applications until 8th October 2021. The Graduate Development Grant programme is for new engineering graduates entering the industry to support ongoing knowledge and skills training, helping them to progress in the workplace and gain professional recognition. New for 2021, [...]

2021-09-08T17:53:21+01:00September 8th, 2021|Graduates, News|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes first Scholarship in Wales

Pembrokeshire College has become the first training provider in Wales to deliver the innovative Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Scholarship Programme. ECITB Scholars at Pembrokeshire College The Scholarship was created to provide a pipeline of new talent into industry while employers rebound from the economic impact [...]

2021-09-07T13:31:54+01:00September 7th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Popular ECITB Scholarship funds new intake of learners for 2021

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 [...]

2021-08-31T12:11:23+01:00August 9th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

More than 40 employers sign up to new ECITB Skills and Training Charter

Congratulations to the first 41 engineering construction employers to receive an award from the ECITB Skills and Training Charter, affirming their commitment to the skills development of their company’s workforce now and in the future. As the leading skills body for the Engineering Construction Industry, the ECITB understands [...]

2021-09-15T16:44:54+01:00August 2nd, 2021|News|0 Comments

ECITB training for steel construction sector opens doors for Darlington’s Braddan Structures

A steel construction company from County Durham says its progress from farm sheds to the new Nike HQ in London is the result of training support the company has received from the ECITB. Braddan Structures joined the ECITB’s roster of companies in May 2014, with subsequent investment in training and [...]

2021-07-21T15:32:18+01:00July 21st, 2021|News, Steel erection|0 Comments

New ECITB-backed report calls for careers system overhaul

An ECITB-sponsored Skills Commission report published today calls for government to ensure that the careers system can support people into work, in particular those making career transitions, to help on the long road to recovery from the pandemic. Transition to Ambition: Navigating the careers maze. [...]

2021-07-20T17:21:16+01:00July 20th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Apprenticeship grant changes to boost recruitment

To help employers bring more apprentices into industry, the ECITB has announced plans to front-load the commencement grant for engineering construction apprenticeships, offering £5,000 for each new recruit in 2021. The grant applies to craft and technician apprentices recruited in 2021 and aims to kickstart recruitment with an eye on [...]

2021-07-19T10:30:09+01:00July 19th, 2021|Apprenticeships, News|0 Comments
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