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

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

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

Strathclyde to offer UK’s first Offshore Energy Transition MSc degree

The University of Strathclyde has become the first university in the UK to offer a Master of Science (MSc) degree in Offshore Energy Transition, developed in collaboration with the ECITB. With an increasing demand for energy transition solutions around the world, there is an urgent need to train a [...]

2023-06-21T08:57:08+01:00June 21st, 2023|Net Zero, News, Renewables|0 Comments

CCNSG Safety Passport turns 30

Employers and industry partners from the engineering construction industry celebrated the 30th anniversary of the CCNSG Safety Passport this week. The CCNSG (Client Contractor National Safety Group) Safety Passport is the nationally recognised safety card for the UK engineering construction industry. The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) launched [...]

Successful mentoring programme crossing all sectors in tenth year

Mentors and mentees on the engineering construction industry’s Project Management Mentoring Programme (PMMP) will now benefit from the experience of professionals across all sectors as the scheme broadens its scope. The news comes as the programme launches its tenth cohort of mentors and mentees.  Over an eight-month period, senior [...]

How to meet skills shortages within the Shetland Islands

“The only way to make a dent in the skills challenges is to work collaboratively across the project life cycle.” This was one of the key themes that came out of Andy Brown’s recent visit to the Shetland Islands. The Interim CEO joined a team from the ECITB that [...]

A window into offshore working for ECITB scholars

ECITB Wind Turbine scholars, currently studying at NESCol, got a flavour of life working offshore at the Operations and Maintenance base at Montrose Port which services the Seagreen offshore wind farm, currently under construction. The wind farm is a JV partnership between SSE Renewables and TotalEnergies. The scholars learned [...]

2023-05-05T10:09:04+01:00May 4th, 2023|News, Renewables, Scholarship|0 Comments

Making the move from military to offshore wind

The offshore wind industry gained four new recruits this week after they completed their training with East Coast College as part of a Military into Offshore Wind initiative. The programme aims to attract those seeking a new career after serving in the armed forces into the engineering construction industry. [...]

2023-02-24T10:52:47+00:00February 24th, 2023|News, Renewables|0 Comments

ECITB Scholars start new wind turbine course in Aberdeen

Ten future engineers have started out on their career journeys as they study to become wind turbine technicians on the new ECITB Scholarship at North East Scotland College (NESCol). Created by Government skills body the ECITB, with support from the Energy Transition Zone (ETZ), the new scholarship aims to [...]

2022-09-21T15:57:05+01:00September 20th, 2022|Apprenticeships, Graduates, Net Zero, News, Renewables, Uncategorised|0 Comments
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