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Pandemic training fund praised by industry employers

A £500k scheme to support engineering construction employers by directly funding training during the Covid-19 crisis has been applauded by industry. The emergency measure introduced in April by Government skills body, the ECITB, paid in advance for a range of training courses for employees. With cash flow a major concern [...]

2020-10-21T17:31:55+01:00October 21st, 2020|News|0 Comments

Graduate engineer training programme invites new applications

A £5m scheme to support training for graduates embarking on engineering construction careers is open to new applicants. The ECITB’s Graduate Development Grant programme addresses calls from employers and Government to ensure new graduates entering the industry have the know-how to take on key roles in the workplace.  Each year, the [...]

2020-10-20T17:41:05+01:00October 20th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Preventing a missed opportunity: skills for the Energy Transition

Kickstart energy transition projects now to save jobs and hit net zero targets say ECITB Board members Lynda Armstrong, Jane Cooper, Daniel Gear and Professor Joe Howe. Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious and deliverable goal; however, on current trajectory, it is unlikely to be [...]

2020-10-19T16:48:37+01:00October 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Nuclear bursary to address impact of pandemic

Nuclear sector employees impacted by the pandemic can apply for support from the Nuclear Bursary until the end of October. The current round of Nuclear Bursary Scheme, managed by NSAN and funded by the ECITB and the NDA, focuses on helping to retain and upskill personnel by funding training. If [...]

2020-11-02T16:00:12+00:00October 2nd, 2020|News, Nuclear|0 Comments

ECITB concerned by scrapping of Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project

The ECITB has reacted to today’s announcement by Hitachi that the Japanese firm has withdrawn from the planned Wylfa Newydd new nuclear power project on Anglesey. Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, expressed his concerns about the UK’s ability to meet net zero targets and also the impact on the local [...]

2020-10-07T11:15:14+01:00September 16th, 2020|News, Nuclear|0 Comments

Have your say on the ECITB

The ECITB is running a Stakeholder and Customer Satisfaction Survey to find out how we’re doing and where we can improve. We will be contacting all in-scope employers, training providers, approved centres as well as other key external stakeholders, during September and October.  The survey consists of a telephone interview [...]

2020-09-07T12:00:18+01:00September 7th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Scholarships to provide pipeline of new engineers

The ECITB has launched a new Scholarship scheme to help bring new talent into the engineering construction industry while employers rebound from the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The ECITB Scholarship scheme will support up to 250 learners to pursue a 2-year off the job programme in a craft [...]

2020-08-12T15:38:59+01:00August 12th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Prized engineering course for school leavers continues despite pandemic restrictions

A leading industry-approved training course that prepares school leavers for careers in engineering construction will go ahead this year despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on hands-on learning. The Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) Programme gives young people basic engineering skills, a recognised knowledge qualification and health and safety [...]

2020-07-13T17:19:58+01:00July 13th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Sponsored APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) Support Programme – Invitation for Applicants

Huge congratulations to the latest oil and gas project management professionals to successfully achieve the Association for Project Management Registered Project Professional (APM RPP) after completing an ECITB-sponsored support programme. Andy Foster, Subsea 7; Richard Thomas, Wood PLC; Brian Clark, Spirit Energy and Dave Andrews of Total E&P UK, are [...]

2020-05-14T10:28:07+01:00May 14th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Online training to support Cyber Awareness & Security

The ECITB continues to profile training providers offering online learning in vital skills during the COVID-19 crisis.  With social distancing restrictions having a severe impact on every aspect of our lives, the ECITB looks at online learning and webinars to help develop cyber awareness and security. Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief [...]

2020-05-11T11:27:50+01:00May 11th, 2020|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments