Industry experts – could you help with the ECITB review of occupational standards?

The ECITB is calling for help from industry to continue its review of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Technical Training Standards and is currently seeking expressions of interest from technical and subject matter experts for a range of disciplines. Over the next few months and aiming for completion by the [...]

2021-06-16T15:41:21+01:00June 9th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Impact Report puts work of the ECITB under the microscope

Independent report finds the ECITB makes significant contribution to industry, particularly in supporting training, recruiting new entrants and addressing skills shortages. The first ECITB Impact Report, co-produced with Skyblue Research Ltd, examines evidence of the ECITB’s achievements in 2020 and scrutinises the organisation’s performance to understand the difference it makes [...]

2021-06-03T10:01:18+01:00June 2nd, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

ECITB Workforce Census Update

Thank you to all the companies who took part in the ECI Workforce Census.  Data analysis is underway and we look forward to sharing the findings later in the year.  ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, said: "I am very pleased to say that [...]

2021-05-25T16:41:20+01:00May 25th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Don’t miss the Workforce Census deadline

The ECITB’s Workforce Census closes at the end of April, so please make sure you complete the survey if you have not yet done so. The Census will provide an up-to-date and detailed snapshot of the engineering construction industry and its current workforce. This contemporary industry data will enable [...]

2021-04-21T17:42:28+01:00April 21st, 2021|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

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
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