Get ECITB qualifications as part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee

ECITB qualifications covering critical engineering construction industry skills are now available for free to adult learners in England as part of the government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee. Seven ECITB qualifications at Level 3 feature among the funded courses covering everything from design and draughting skills to nuclear engineering and science. They [...]

2021-04-08T10:33:24+01:00April 7th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Graduate Development Grant open to new applicants

The ECITB's Graduate Development Grant is now open for new applications until 30th April. The Graduate Development Grant programme helps to ensure new graduates entering the industry have the know-how to take on key roles in the workplace. Throughout the pandemic the scheme has supported 440 graduates from 22 [...]

2021-04-06T13:32:26+01:00April 1st, 2021|News|0 Comments

ECITB responds to North Sea Transition Deal

The ECITB has responded to the North Sea Transition Deal, published by Government today (24 March). ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, said: “The North Sea Transition Deal provides a welcome roadmap for decarbonisation of the oil and gas sector, which is a [...]

2021-03-24T15:58:06+00:00March 24th, 2021|News|0 Comments

New Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy will bring net zero opportunities to industry

The ECITB has welcomed the Government’s landmark Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy, which sets out the UK’s path to Energy Transition. The document, published yesterday (17 March), sets out the blueprint to drive down emissions by two-thirds in the next 15 years announcing Phase 2 funding to begin the rollout of [...]

2021-03-18T15:11:24+00:00March 18th, 2021|News|0 Comments

ECITB approves first Commissioning & Start-up course

A new ECITB course covering the skills required for Commissioning and Start-up (CSU) roles is now available. Commissioning and Start-up refers to the transition phase on a plant site between the completion of construction and the start of commercial operation. It encompasses all engineering techniques and procedures to check, [...]

2021-03-15T14:32:50+00:00March 15th, 2021|News|0 Comments

ECITB bursary to support transition into Nuclear sector

The ECITB-funded nuclear bursary is open for another round of funding to support training in the sector. The current round of Nuclear Bursary Scheme, managed by NSAN and funded by the ECITB and the NDA, focuses on skills development for a green economic recovery, particularly the UK’s ambitious programme to [...]

2021-03-11T14:12:53+00:00March 11th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Team Fluor scoops top award in ACTIVE Cup Challenge

A team from global engineering and construction company, Fluor, has scooped top prize in the second virtual ACTIVE Cup Challenge in 2021. Winners Thomas Nugent, Junayed Sarker, Stephen Craggs, Claire Cumner and Dimitrios Zavos beat stiff competition from eight other teams from companies located throughout the UK. The winning [...]

2021-03-09T14:01:35+00:00March 9th, 2021|News|0 Comments

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