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Budget 2021: What it means for the Engineering Construction Industry

Yesterday, Chancellor Rishi Sunak outlined the Government’s plan to support jobs and businesses through the crisis and help boost economic recovery. The ECITB has picked out ten key takeaways that make positive reading for the engineering construction industry: The extension of Furlough to the end of September with support maintained [...]

2021-03-04T12:40:54+00:00March 4th, 2021|News|0 Comments

New training standards to support diversity and inclusion in the engineering construction industry

Diversity and inclusion training in the workplace is integral to operating a sustainable and successful business. In acknowledgement, the ECITB has launched two new diversity and inclusion training standards to help employers enjoy the business benefits that result from a diverse talent pool, including a broader range of views and experiences [...]

2021-03-03T10:56:49+00:00March 3rd, 2021|News|0 Comments

ECITB statement on Hinkley Point C electrical operatives

The ECITB has today issued the following statement in response to reports in the trade press today regarding Unite the Union’s opposition to the ECITB’s HSO silver programmes for cable pulling and containment. The ECITB was asked by EDF and the MEH Alliance to develop training pathways that create progressive [...]

2021-03-01T17:19:25+00:00March 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

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