Growing a skilled nuclear workforce fit for the future

To mark the first anniversary since he joined the ECITB, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey wrote a guest blog for the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) about skills needs for the nuclear sector. The article came off the back of Andrew attending a Nuclear Parliamentary [...]

2024-05-14T16:59:06+01:00May 14th, 2024|CEO Insights, Net Zero, News, Nuclear|0 Comments

Commitment to training workers at Hinkley Point C recognised with ECITB Gold Standard

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has recognised the commitment to the training and development of skilled workers for the biggest construction project in Europe at Hinkley Point C (HPC).  On his first visit to the nuclear power station site in Somerset, ECITB Chief Executive Andrew Hockey presented [...]

2024-05-01T13:22:04+01:00May 1st, 2024|Net Zero, News, Nuclear|0 Comments

Transferring skills for the energy transition | Case study

“It’s a great opportunity to take the best of an established industry and apply it to a fast-growing sector,” says Harrison Waugh, a project manager who was formerly in oil and gas and now works in the offshore wind sector. On the back of a story about skills for [...]

2024-04-10T11:33:26+01:00April 10th, 2024|Net Zero, News, Oil & Gas, Renewables|0 Comments

ECITB facilitates NAECI course to ‘help maintain good industrial relations’ within Sellafield supply chain

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) facilitated a cohort of 15 learners from across Sellafield’s supply chain companies to attend its NAECI Industrial Relations course. The NAECI course was delivered by Don Atkinson of ACTTNow Training and took place at St Bees Management Centre in Cumbria. The National [...]

2024-03-05T15:42:17+00:00March 5th, 2024|News, Nuclear|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 [...]

Labour Forecasting Tool predicts 40,000 extra workers needed by 2028

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) estimated last year that around 25,000 additional workers would be needed for major projects, including those related to net zero by 2026. New research reaffirms this but then reveals the labour demand gap will get wider with an estimated shortfall of 40,000 [...]

2023-12-01T09:11:13+00:00November 30th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Renewables|0 Comments

A rubbish role in the energy transition

To meet the country’s net zero targets, we need to not just use less energy and decarbonise industrial sites but also find alternative ways of generating electricity to move away from traditional fossil fuels. One of the organisations which has been at the forefront of this is Kent Enviropower. [...]

2023-11-29T09:29:48+00:00November 28th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Power Generation|0 Comments

ECITB drone course helps make Sellafield inspections ‘safer and faster’

A team of drone operators from Sellafield has become the first cohort to complete the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) new Foundation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training course. The nuclear facility in Cumbria started using drones over five years ago to make inspections “safer and faster”, and since [...]

2023-11-15T14:20:03+00:00November 15th, 2023|News, Nuclear|0 Comments

What does a green career look like within the engineering construction industry?

It is currently Green Careers Week.  We explore what a “green career” is and whether these exist in the engineering construction industry. Any career path that aids in the transition to net zero could be considered a green career.  Yet some industry sectors are viewed as anything but green.  [...]

2023-11-27T11:47:30+00:00November 9th, 2023|Net Zero, News, Renewables|0 Comments

In the spotlight: The ten winners from the ECI Awards 2023

The ECI Training and Development Awards 2023 crowned ten winners at a prestigious ceremony at the Cutty Sark in London as the engineering construction industry came together to celebrate success stories from the past year. A press release about the event went out the day after, but in this [...]

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