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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 publishes strategy update in response to pandemic

The ECITB has today published an update to its Leading Industry Learning strategy following a review by the Board in light of the events of 2020. The Year 1 update sets out how the ECITB has supported engineering construction companies through the pandemic, and what we will do over [...]

2021-02-03T17:15:26+00:00January 7th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

ECITB qualifications included in Lifetime Skills Guarantee funding

The ECITB has welcomed today's announcement from the Department for Education that ECITB level 3 qualifications are among the initial 400 free courses that will be offered to adults as part of the Government's new Lifetime Skills Guarantee, announced by the Prime Minister in September. ECITB CEO Chris Claydon [...]

2020-12-09T17:03:47+00:00December 9th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Pandemic scheme to support young engineers is a “lifesaver”

A scheme to provide training support for trainees, apprentices and graduates in the engineering construction industry during the pandemic has been praised by employers as a “lifesaver”. The Train to Retain programme – run by Government skills body the ECITB – provides training grants to apprentices, trainees and graduates who [...]

2020-12-07T12:43:02+00:00December 7th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

New Green Jobs Taskforce to draw on ECITB expertise

ECITB Board member Jane Cooper is one of the key industry figures invited to join a new UK Government green jobs taskforce looking at the workforce and skills requirements to support the Energy Transition. The taskforce which is being jointly chaired by Ministers Kwasi Kwarteng at BEIS and Gillian Keegan [...]

2020-11-12T21:13:43+00:00November 12th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

SPOTLIGHT ON: Standardisation and Transferability

We talk about the need for standardisation and transferability all the time, but what does this mean and what do we need to do?  ECITB Director of Operations Andy Brown gives some thought on this important subject area and, actually, how difficult it is to achieve. Andy Brown - [...]

2020-10-27T14:46:11+00:00October 27th, 2020|Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Have your say on the ECITB

The ECITB is running a Stakeholder and Customer Satisfaction Survey to find out how we’re doing and where we can improve. We will be contacting all in-scope employers, training providers, approved centres as well as other key external stakeholders, during September and October.  The survey consists of a telephone interview [...]

2020-09-07T12:00:18+01:00September 7th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Transfer of skilled workforce key to recovery of UK engineering

Government and industry need a better understanding of how skilled workers can move between sectors if the labour market is to make a full recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, says leading skills body, the ECITB. New research published today – Skills Transferability in the Engineering [...]

2020-09-01T11:33:21+01:00September 1st, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Have your say on occupational standards review

The ECITB is asking industry to help with the final stage of a major review of occupational standards. Our project to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS) has progressed to the final consultation stage and now we want your input to ensure the new NOS meet the needs of industry, particularly [...]

2020-08-04T11:41:32+01:00July 22nd, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Apprenticeship reforms imperative to tackling skills shortages post-Covid-19 suggests new research

New research published by the ECITB calls for Government, employers and the media to change how we deliver and report on apprenticeships. The report is based on surveys and interviews with fifty eight employers in the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) – the sector that designs and delivers our critical national [...]

2020-06-29T10:38:09+01:00June 29th, 2020|News, Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments