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, 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.  Throughout the [...]

2023-07-07T12:48:31+01:00July 7th, 2023|Net Zero, News|0 Comments

Help shape the future of UK’s Hydrogen Skills Framework

The ECITB is calling on employers to get involved in helping to shape the future of the Hydrogen Skills Framework and ensure the skills needs of the engineering construction industry (ECI) are represented in this. The Hydrogen Skills Alliance (HSA), comprising representatives from industry, academia, research, industrial clusters, government, [...]

2023-07-04T14:15:52+01:00July 3rd, 2023|Net Zero|0 Comments

Strathclyde to offer UK’s first Offshore Energy Transition MSc degree

The University of Strathclyde has become the first university in the UK to offer a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Offshore Energy Transition, developed in collaboration with the ECITB. With an increasing demand for energy transition solutions around the world, there is an urgent need to train a [...]

2023-06-21T08:57:08+01:00June 21st, 2023|Net Zero, News, Renewables|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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