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 [...]

2022-03-09T09:59:48+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 [...]

Workforce census shows surging power generation sector

Engineering construction firms operating in the UK’s Power Generation sector are set to grow their headcount by a third by 2023 compared to pre-pandemic levels, according to a new report published by the ECITB. The power generation sector includes supply chain companies involved in electricity generation from coal, [...]

2022-02-16T10:11:17+00:00February 15th, 2022|Policy & Research, Power Generation|0 Comments

Workforce census shows ageing workforce challenge for renewables sector

The renewable energy industry has a central role in meeting the UK’s net zero targets, but the sector must address its ageing workforce to avoid skills challenges in the future according to new research by the ECITB. The renewables sector, which includes wind, wave, tidal, hydro power, solar [...]

2022-02-14T10:33:11+00:00February 14th, 2022|Policy & Research, Renewables|0 Comments

Nuclear industry census reveals positive signs of growth alongside workforce challenges

The UK’s Nuclear energy industry is on course for recovery with employers forecasting the workforce will exceed pre-pandemic levels by five percent next year, reports the ECITB.  But with the buoyant nuclear supply chain facing a raft of opportunities for growth, from decommissioning to new build, the sector must [...]

2022-01-25T10:47:49+00:00January 25th, 2022|News, Nuclear, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Ageing oil and gas workforce presents net zero challenge

The UK’s oil and gas industry faces worrying workforce shortages if current skills gaps are not addressed now, the ECITB’s 2021 Workforce Census suggests. Oil and gas onshore workforce by headcount Data from 68 of some of the largest engineering contractor companies active in the sector indicates [...]

2022-01-25T14:01:54+00:00January 20th, 2022|Oil & Gas, Policy & Research, Sector, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB Census points to industry jobs recovery by 2023

The ECITB’s Workforce Census provides a detailed snapshot of the engineering construction workforce and reveals the key challenges facing industry at this critical time. The report published today (15th September) suggests the size of the ECI workforce will recover to its pre-Covid level by 2023. However the scale of [...]

2021-12-03T11:32:28+00:00September 15th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments
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