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 [...]

ECI Training and Development Awards celebrate brightest and best at Cutty Sark

The engineering construction industry’s (ECI) brightest and best were celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony last night at the Cutty Sark in London. The 11th ECI Training and Development Awards, organised by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), brought together industry leaders, influencers and policymakers, as well as [...]

Jamie White appointed Nuclear Skills Forum Chair

The ECITB Council has appointed Jamie White, Director of Strategic Partnerships at National College for Nuclear (NCfN) and Construction Skills Capability Lead at EDF, as Chair of the ECITB's new Nuclear Skills Forum. The forum, comprising representatives from engineering construction industry companies operating in the nuclear sector, will identify [...]

2023-10-27T09:28:21+01:00October 27th, 2023|News, Nuclear|0 Comments

Management and leadership programme creates cultural shift at NUVIA

“I am convinced that without the investment and collaborative approach between NUVIA and the ECITB, the cultural shift and increased staff engagement would not have been as significant.” NUVIA, an international engineering company that specialises in services and products for nuclear environments, has seen a cultural shift in its [...]

2023-10-10T15:07:34+01:00October 10th, 2023|Leadership, News, Nuclear|0 Comments

Scotland’s net zero scholars share experiences with employers

A group of Aberdeen students met with employers including Global E&C, Stork and Ponticelli yesterday to share their experiences of the ECITB scholarship programme and explore employment pathways.   The latest cohort of Wind Turbine Technician scholars, who began their studies last month, joined an employer-panel event at North East [...]

2023-10-04T12:09:25+01:00October 4th, 2023|News, Renewables, Scholarship|0 Comments

ECITB Chief Executive hails apprentice programme as ‘great example’ on visit to Forth Valley College

New Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey was on hand to welcome the latest cohort of learners on to the Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme (OGTAP) during their induction day at Forth Valley College in Scotland. He was paying a visit to the Falkirk [...]

2023-10-18T10:58:55+01:00September 11th, 2023|Apprenticeships, News, Oil & Gas|0 Comments
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