Extra funding for providers delivering welding apprenticeships

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has welcomed a funding boost for 13 ‘growth sector’ apprenticeships in England. The Treasury has published further details about the two-year, £50 million apprenticeship pilot, which was first announced by the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, in the 2023 Autumn Statement. Thirteen apprenticeship standards [...]

2024-04-03T10:57:21+01:00March 12th, 2024|Apprenticeships, News|0 Comments

Staying a step ahead to support the industry transition

Blog by Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey. As we look to support an industry in transition, I am mindful that the ECITB must be responsive and be one step ahead to ensure our services continue to meet the needs of our stakeholders. In our [...]

2023-12-12T16:17:47+00:00November 14th, 2023|CEO Insights, News, Scholarship|0 Comments

In the spotlight: The ten winners from the ECI Awards 2023

The ECI Training and Development Awards 2023 crowned ten winners at a prestigious ceremony at the Cutty Sark in London as the engineering construction industry came together to celebrate success stories from the past year. A press release about the event went out the day after, but in this [...]

ECI Training and Development Awards celebrate brightest and best at Cutty Sark

The engineering construction industry’s (ECI) brightest and best were celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony last night at the Cutty Sark in London. The 11th ECI Training and Development Awards, organised by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), brought together industry leaders, influencers and policymakers, as well as [...]

Tender process for 2024 scholar intake

The ECITB has opened the tendering process for the 2024 intake of scholars.  Training providers are invited to submit applications for delivery of the pathways listed below. The opportunities to deliver a range of scholarship discipline pathways across England, Scotland and Wales are now available to view on government [...]

2023-10-23T08:52:08+01:00October 20th, 2023|News, Scholarship|0 Comments

Scotland’s net zero scholars share experiences with employers

A group of Aberdeen students met with employers including Global E&C, Stork and Ponticelli yesterday to share their experiences of the ECITB scholarship programme and explore employment pathways.   The latest cohort of Wind Turbine Technician scholars, who began their studies last month, joined an employer-panel event at North East [...]

2023-10-04T12:09:25+01:00October 4th, 2023|News, Renewables, Scholarship|0 Comments

ECITB Chief Executive hails apprentice programme as ‘great example’ on visit to Forth Valley College

New Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey was on hand to welcome the latest cohort of learners on to the Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP) during their induction day at Forth Valley College in Scotland. He was paying a visit to the Falkirk [...]

2023-10-18T10:58:55+01:00September 11th, 2023|Apprenticeships, News, Oil & Gas|0 Comments

Northern industry collaboration offers innovative approach to addressing skills gaps

The Northern Competency Cluster is combining forces to deliver an innovative skills pathway into the process, engineering, and construction industry for Teesside, through Skills Bootcamps, as nine talented trainees secure employment. The Northern Competency Cluster (NCC), which is a collaboration between the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), NETA Training [...]

2023-08-02T11:33:14+01:00August 2nd, 2023|Scholarship, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Eleven centres to deliver ECITB 2023 scholarship programme

Eleven centres throughout the UK will run ECITB scholarships from Autumn 2023. Now in its fourth year, the ECITB has just awarded the contracts to deliver its flagship new entrant programme that will see 158 new scholars starting in August and September. The centres, which will soon start recruitment [...]

2023-05-26T13:41:20+01:00May 25th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Scholarship|0 Comments

How to meet skills shortages within the Shetland Islands

“The only way to make a dent in the skills challenges is to work collaboratively across the project life cycle.” This was one of the key themes that came out of Andy Brown’s recent visit to the Shetland Islands. The Interim CEO joined a team from the ECITB that [...]

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