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Spotlight on… Market failure in the training and skills system

We often talk about a skills market failure in engineering construction, but what does it look like in practice and how is the industrial training levy helping to tackle it? As Government-sponsored skills body the ECITB prepares to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year, Director of Strategy and Policy, David [...]

2021-02-22T12:03:05+00:00February 22nd, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

ECITB reopens Train to Retain for apprentices, graduates and trainees

The ECITB has reopened its popular Train to Retain pandemic support scheme to new applications - closing date 5 March 2021. Train to Retain supports essential skills training in the engineering construction industry, helping employers to develop the talented workforce required to bounce back when economic conditions improve. Since the [...]

2021-02-23T09:26:29+00:00February 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Winners of the January 2021 Active Cup announced

Teams from Wood plc, ODE, Fluor and TechnipFMC were the prize winners at the ECITB’s inaugural virtual ACTIVE Cup hosted online by Cranfield University’s School of Management.  The winning team from TechnipFMC The winners of the prestigious competition, in which companies send teams of five to put their [...]

2021-02-04T21:35:05+00:00February 4th, 2021|News|0 Comments

ECITB reveals new Global arm to improve training worldwide

The ECITB has set out plans to expand its overseas operations to meet international demand for engineering training with the launch of ECITB Global. The ECITB‘s industry leading training has equipped thousands of workers with the skills to work safely and effectively on engineering construction sites around the world. ECITB [...]

2021-02-01T16:02:46+00:00February 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

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 [...]

2021-02-03T17:15:26+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