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

Industry project managers celebrate mentoring success

The ECITB is celebrating the achievements of the latest cohort of mentees and their mentors to successfully complete its highly acclaimed Project Management Mentoring Programme. A total of 18 project managers from the oil and gas, subsea, nuclear, engineering, and design sectors took part in the ECITB’s Oil [...]

2022-01-25T11:20:27+00:00January 25th, 2022|Oil & Gas|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

Nuclear Bursary now open to support careers in industry

Are you looking to enter or further your career in the UK’s nuclear industry? The Nuclear Bursary is now open to support education and training opportunities for applicants starting or furthering their professional career in nuclear. The current round of the Nuclear Bursary scheme, managed by NSAN and funded by [...]

2021-12-15T14:11:19+00:00December 15th, 2021|Apprenticeships, Graduates, Nuclear|0 Comments

ECITB training for steel construction sector opens doors for Darlington’s Braddan Structures

A steel construction company from County Durham says its progress from farm sheds to the new Nike HQ in London is the result of training support the company has received from the ECITB. Braddan Structures joined the ECITB’s roster of companies in May 2014, with subsequent investment in training and [...]

2021-07-21T15:32:18+01:00July 21st, 2021|News, Steel erection|0 Comments
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