Transferring skills for the energy transition | Case study

“It’s a great opportunity to take the best of an established industry and apply it to a fast-growing sector,” says Harrison Waugh, a project manager who was formerly in oil and gas and now works in the offshore wind sector. On the back of a story about skills for [...]

2024-04-10T11:33:26+01:00April 10th, 2024|Net Zero, News, Oil & Gas, Renewables|0 Comments

Work to decarbonise industrial clusters showcases ECITB strategy in action

Blog by Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey As we approach the halfway point of our three-year Leading Industry Learning Strategy 2023-25, it feels like a good time to take stock and revisit its objectives. Back in September 2022, we pledged more than £87m over [...]

2024-03-18T12:22:32+00:00March 18th, 2024|CEO Insights, Net Zero, News, Work Ready|0 Comments

New ECITB study reveals trends on career motivations in engineering construction

The engineering construction industry (ECI) is at risk of failing to deliver the 40,000 extra skilled workers needed by 2028 unless it better understands what motivates new entrants, according to a report out today. The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) career motivations study Inspiring Directions shows the industry [...]

£300,000 funding to support Humber training provider increase learning capacity by 100%

A training provider on the south Humber bank has become the first to be awarded funding as part of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) £1 million investment in Regional Skills Hubs. The ECITB has awarded CATCH £300,000 to help upgrade its existing welding, pipefitting and electrical training [...]

2024-01-22T10:11:45+00:00January 22nd, 2024|Net Zero, News|0 Comments

Labour Forecasting Tool predicts 40,000 extra workers needed by 2028

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) estimated last year that around 25,000 additional workers would be needed for major projects, including those related to net zero by 2026. New research reaffirms this but then reveals the labour demand gap will get wider with an estimated shortfall of 40,000 [...]

2023-12-01T09:11:13+00:00November 30th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Renewables|0 Comments

A rubbish role in the energy transition

To meet the country’s net zero targets, we need to not just use less energy and decarbonise industrial sites but also find alternative ways of generating electricity to move away from traditional fossil fuels. One of the organisations which has been at the forefront of this is Kent Enviropower. [...]

2023-11-29T09:29:48+00:00November 28th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Power Generation|0 Comments

ECITB announces £1M investment in Regional Skills Hubs

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced it will invest one million pounds for Regional Skills Hubs over the next two years to boost training provider capacity and grow new entrant numbers in the ‘Industrial Cluster’ hot spots that are at the heart of the UK’s decarbonisation [...]

2023-11-23T15:48:25+00:00November 23rd, 2023|Net Zero, News|0 Comments

What does a green career look like within the engineering construction industry?

It is currently Green Careers Week.  We explore what a “green career” is and whether these exist in the engineering construction industry. Any career path that aids in the transition to net zero could be considered a green career.  Yet some industry sectors are viewed as anything but green.  [...]

2023-11-27T11:47:30+00:00November 9th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Renewables|0 Comments

New investment in net zero skills and training to support workers in energy transition

Over half a million pounds will be invested in net zero-related skills development this year by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the industry-led skills, standards and qualifications body for the engineering construction workforce. A significant part of this is a £300,000 investment in net zero funding, designed [...]

2023-09-28T09:33:39+01:00September 28th, 2023|Net Zero, News|0 Comments

Why skills development is key to achieving Net Zero

Andrew Hockey, the ECITB's new chief executive, considers what skills for Net Zero means and what the ECITB as engineering construction skills body can do to support the energy transition. My first week as Accounting Officer and CEO of the ECITB has coincided with Net Zero Week. [...]

2023-12-12T16:19:20+00:00July 7th, 2023|CEO Insights, Net Zero, News|0 Comments
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