Performance and intelligence focus at ECITB National Forum

More than 110 people from 70 different organisations attended the annual Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) National Forum yesterday. At the event senior leaders from the industry-led skills body shared the ECITB’s plans for this year and performance highlights from 2023 with employers, training providers and other stakeholders. [...]

2024-02-22T12:15:56+00:00February 22nd, 2024|CEO Insights, News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

New ECITB study reveals trends on career motivations in engineering construction

The engineering construction industry (ECI) is at risk of failing to deliver the 40,000 extra skilled workers needed by 2028 unless it better understands what motivates new entrants, according to a report out today. The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) career motivations study Inspiring Directions shows the industry [...]

ECITB Workforce Census 2024: Help inform future labour needs

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is urging all in-scope employers to get involved in its latest Census to help “build a better picture of future labour needs” in the industry. The ECITB Workforce Census 2024 will launch in the spring. Data gathered from the Census, which is [...]

2024-01-31T14:48:22+00:00January 31st, 2024|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Employers – tell us your skills needs

The ECITB is asking engineering construction employers to outline their training needs for 2024 in the annual Skills & Need Survey, which has just opened.  The survey is short, does not require complex data and will be used to determine where specific training provision will be needed in 2024. We [...]

2024-02-01T13:56:02+00:00January 26th, 2024|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

ECITB launches Customer Satisfaction Review

The ECITB launches its Customer Satisfaction Review on the 11th September. Last done in 2021, the review will look at how we are supporting our customers and where we can improve our service. It will be delivered on behalf of the ECITB by research agency IFF Research Ltd which [...]

2023-09-05T14:12:16+01:00September 4th, 2023|Policy & Research|0 Comments

Regional trends across engineering construction industry revealed

Regional trends across the UK’s engineering construction industry point to common challenges for employers around workforce demographics that must be addressed to meet the Government’s net zero targets, according to a new report published by the ECITB. Analysis of data provided by ECITB-registered companies as part of the [...]

2023-01-20T16:18:34+00:00March 8th, 2022|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Are you prepared for Industry 4.0? Take the ECITB survey to find out.

Industry 4.0 is revolutionising the world around us and is poised to change the way we work. To gauge how prepared the engineering construction industry is for this digital transformation the ECITB is inviting employers to take a short survey. Participating companies will receive a report assessing Industry 4.0 [...]

2022-04-19T10:52:26+01:00February 22nd, 2022|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Workforce census reveals UK food and drink sector in good health

The food and drink manufacturing sector experienced fewer delays and downturns during the pandemic than other engineering construction industry (ECI) sectors resulting in fewer job losses, according to findings from the ECITB’s Workforce Census. Analysis of survey data provided by 29 ECITB-registered companies working in the food and drink [...]

2022-02-18T10:21:04+00:00February 18th, 2022|Food & Drink, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Workforce census shows impact of pandemic on chemical industry

Engineering construction contractors working in the UK’s chemical sector have been among the hardest hit by the pandemic with headcount almost halving between 2019 and 2022, according to a new report published by the ECITB. The ECITB’s Workforce Census provides a detailed snapshot of the engineering construction supply [...]

2022-02-17T11:40:53+00:00February 17th, 2022|Chemical, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Water treatment sector faces workforce challenges

Contractors working in the water treatment sector saw their workforce decline by almost one-fifth during the pandemic – more than any other engineering construction industry (ECI) sector - according to findings from the ECITB’s Workforce Census. With almost half of the remaining workforce set to retire within the [...]

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