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

Have your say on the ECITB

The ECITB is running a second annual Stakeholder and Customer Satisfaction Survey during the Autumn to find out how we’re performing and where we can improve. Over a 4-week period, we will gather data from all in-scope employers, training providers, approved centres as well as other key external stakeholders. [...]

2021-08-31T10:27:29+01:00August 31st, 2021|Policy & Research|0 Comments

New ECITB-backed report calls for careers system overhaul

An ECITB-sponsored Skills Commission report published today calls for government to ensure that the careers system can support people into work, in particular those making career transitions, to help on the long road to recovery from the pandemic. Transition to Ambition: Navigating the careers maze. [...]

2021-07-20T17:21:16+01:00July 20th, 2021|News, Policy & Research|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 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

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
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