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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

ECITB approves Diversity and Inclusion courses for industry

The ECITB has now approved two new diversity and inclusion training courses to help employers make a positive impact in the workplace and enjoy the business benefits that result from encouraging and embracing inclusive behaviours. Three new one-day virtual courses, delivered by STC Global and Rewards Training respectively, cover diversity, [...]

2021-07-15T11:37:40+01:00July 15th, 2021|Diversity and Inclusion, News|0 Comments

What the Green Jobs Taskforce Report means for the ECI

The Independent Green Jobs Taskforce has published its report on how the UK can deliver a green industrial revolution, with Government, business and the education sector working together to hit the UK’s net zero 2050 target. Established as part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial [...]

2021-07-15T09:06:38+01:00July 14th, 2021|Net Zero, News|0 Comments

Blending the future of engineering skills training

The ECITB has unveiled an ambitious new vision for the future of engineering skills training: Senior Service Designer, Steve Rick, explains what blended learning is and what it means for the industry. Steve Rick - ECITB Senior Service Designer Events sometimes come along that change our perception on [...]

2021-07-13T11:51:50+01:00July 13th, 2021|News, Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB publishes Annual Report and Accounts

The ECITB has published its annual report and accounts. The report, which was laid in Parliament on 7 July 2021, sets out the achievements and financial position of the training board at the end of 2020, including a detailed outline of the ECITB’s crisis response package, which saw levy [...]

2021-07-16T09:40:09+01:00July 9th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Winners of the 3rd Virtual ECITB Active Cup announced

Teams from TechnipFMC, Subsea 7, Worley & Schlumberger were the prize winners at the 3rd Virtual ECITB ACTIVE Cup held online delivered by Cranfield University’s School of Management.  Worley took the prestigious winning place in a very closely fought competition. Members of the winning team from Worley The [...]

2021-07-08T18:07:08+01:00July 8th, 2021|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB review of National Occupational Standards (NOS) gathers pace

The ECITB’s review of National Occupational Standards (NOS) is gathering pace now with a further three NOS Suites approved during June. The three NOS suites - comprised of a total of twenty-four individual NOS - were: Supporting Activities in Engineering Construction Welding Pipe and Plate Welding Supervisor. These join the [...]

2021-07-02T11:55:17+01:00July 2nd, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

The Impossible Dream: Mat Parker sets out the case for a more inclusive industry

Mat Parker, Account Manager and founding member of the ECITB's new IDEA Taskforce, considers what inclusion means for both society and industry before asking what the ECITB as engineering construction skills body can do to help tackle the issues and make a difference. Three different events transpired as I sat [...]

2021-07-06T10:48:14+01:00June 30th, 2021|Diversity and Inclusion, News|0 Comments
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