What the Green Jobs Taskforce Report means for the ECI

The Independent Green Jobs Taskforce has published its report on how the UK can deliver a green industrial revolution, with Government, business and the education sector working together to hit the UK’s net zero 2050 target. Established as part of the Prime Minister’s Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial [...]

2021-07-15T09:06:38+01:00July 14th, 2021|Net Zero, News|0 Comments

Blending the future of engineering skills training

The ECITB has unveiled an ambitious new vision for the future of engineering skills training: Senior Service Designer, Steve Rick, explains what blended learning is and what it means for the industry. Steve Rick - ECITB Senior Service Designer Events sometimes come along that change our perception on [...]

2021-07-13T11:51:50+01:00July 13th, 2021|News, Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB publishes Annual Report and Accounts

The ECITB has published its annual report and accounts. The report, which was laid in Parliament on 7 July 2021, sets out the achievements and financial position of the training board at the end of 2020, including a detailed outline of the ECITB’s crisis response package, which saw levy [...]

2021-07-16T09:40:09+01:00July 9th, 2021|News|0 Comments

Winners of the 3rd Virtual ECITB Active Cup announced

Teams from TechnipFMC, Subsea 7, Worley & Schlumberger were the prize winners at the 3rd Virtual ECITB ACTIVE Cup held online delivered by Cranfield University’s School of Management.  Worley took the prestigious winning place in a very closely fought competition. Members of the winning team from Worley The [...]

2021-07-08T18:07:08+01:00July 8th, 2021|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB review of National Occupational Standards (NOS) gathers pace

The ECITB’s review of National Occupational Standards (NOS) is gathering pace now with a further three NOS Suites approved during June. The three NOS suites - comprised of a total of twenty-four individual NOS - were: Supporting Activities in Engineering Construction Welding Pipe and Plate Welding Supervisor. These join the [...]

2021-07-02T11:55:17+01:00July 2nd, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

The Impossible Dream: Mat Parker sets out the case for a more inclusive industry

Mat Parker, Account Manager and founding member of the ECITB's new IDEA Taskforce, considers what inclusion means for both society and industry before asking what the ECITB as engineering construction skills body can do to help tackle the issues and make a difference. Three different events transpired as I sat [...]

2021-07-06T10:48:14+01:00June 30th, 2021|Diversity and Inclusion, News|0 Comments

Apprentice takes “great confidence” from Train to Retain support

An engineering construction apprentice has praised the ECITB’S Train to Retain support scheme for giving him confidence to bounce back into work after furlough. Liam McShane, apprentice pipefitter with Laker-Vent engineering. Liam McShane, an apprentice pipefitter with Laker-Vent engineering, was furloughed in September 2020 as social distancing measures [...]

2021-06-30T13:44:46+01:00June 29th, 2021|Apprenticeships, News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB oil and gas chief reflects on industry’s past and future

Susan Smart, the ECITB’s Head of Oil and Gas, who retires after more than a decade with the Government skills body this month, has taken a moment to reflect on her 30-year career in upstream oil and gas, where she leaves the industry, and its promising future in the new [...]

2021-06-24T13:42:18+01:00June 24th, 2021|News, Oil & Gas|0 Comments

Lynda Armstrong OBE reappointed ECITB Chair

The Secretary of State for Education has reappointed Lynda Armstrong OBE as chair of the ECITB for a further period of 4 years (from 1 January 2022). Lynda Armstrong, Chair of the ECITB Lynda Armstrong, who was appointed in January 2018, has overseen changes to the Governance of [...]

2021-06-24T15:26:39+01:00June 21st, 2021|News|0 Comments

Nuclear employee says acknowledging disability was “the best thing I ever did”

Kevin Hearn, Magnox Nuclear industry employee Kevin Hearn, who spent over a decade of his career with an undiagnosed disability, says acknowledging his health issues to his employer, Magnox, was “the best thing he ever did”.   “I began my career as a security guard at the Oldbury [...]

2021-06-16T16:32:07+01:00June 14th, 2021|News|0 Comments
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