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

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 [...]

ECITB announces major review to futureproof training standards

The ECITB – leading skills body for the engineering construction industry – has revealed plans for a major review of its training standards to futureproof training and enhance digital skills. With the increased demand for digital skills, and rapid technological change sweeping through the workplace, the ECITB aims to ensure [...]

The ECITB asks industry for new mandate to meet growing demand for training

The ECITB has asked engineering construction companies to back its plan on skills to steer them through a critical time for the industry. The Government-sponsored skills body has identified the expanding offsite workforce and increased demand for skills training among a number of key challenges the engineering construction industry must [...]

ECITB joins forces with Aberdeen company to launch UK’s first new training standard for industrial drone operators

The UK’s first training course for industrial drone operators was today launched in Aberdeen by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). The ECITB-approved Industrial Drone Operations Training Course was developed by Aberdeen-based Texo Compliance to ensure that the next generation of drone A drone inspects an offshore platform [...]

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