Blending the future of engineering skills training

The ECITB has unveiled an ambitious new vision for the future of engineering skills training: Senior Service Designer, Steve Rick, explains what blended learning is and what it means for the industry. Steve Rick - ECITB Senior Service Designer Events sometimes come along that change our perception on [...]

2021-07-13T11:51:50+01:00July 13th, 2021|News, Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Winners of the 3rd Virtual ECITB Active Cup announced

Teams from TechnipFMC, Subsea 7, Worley & Schlumberger were the prize winners at the 3rd Virtual ECITB ACTIVE Cup held online delivered by Cranfield University’s School of Management.  Worley took the prestigious winning place in a very closely fought competition. Members of the winning team from Worley The [...]

2021-07-08T18:07:08+01:00July 8th, 2021|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Apprentice takes “great confidence” from Train to Retain support

An engineering construction apprentice has praised the ECITB’S Train to Retain support scheme for giving him confidence to bounce back into work after furlough. Liam McShane, apprentice pipefitter with Laker-Vent engineering. Liam McShane, an apprentice pipefitter with Laker-Vent engineering, was furloughed in September 2020 as social distancing measures [...]

2021-06-30T13:44:46+01:00June 29th, 2021|Apprenticeships, News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

New manual to support flexible apprenticeships

A new manual, co-authored by Industry and Government with input from the ECITB, sets out how flexibilities in apprenticeships in construction and engineering construction can be used and delivered to meet the needs of employers and apprentices. The ‘Flexible Apprenticeships in Construction’ manual, published today by the Department for Education, [...]

2021-05-07T10:57:03+01:00April 28th, 2021|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

SPOTLIGHT ON: Standardisation and Transferability

We talk about the need for standardisation and transferability all the time, but what does this mean and what do we need to do?  ECITB Director of Operations Andy Brown gives some thought on this important subject area and, actually, how difficult it is to achieve. Andy Brown - [...]

2020-10-27T14:46:11+00:00October 27th, 2020|Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Preventing a missed opportunity: skills for the Energy Transition

Kickstart energy transition projects now to save jobs and hit net zero targets say ECITB Board members Lynda Armstrong, Jane Cooper, Daniel Gear and Professor Joe Howe. Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious and deliverable goal; however, on current trajectory, it is unlikely to be [...]

2020-10-19T16:48:37+01:00October 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Apprenticeship reforms imperative to tackling skills shortages post-Covid-19 suggests new research

New research published by the ECITB calls for Government, employers and the media to change how we deliver and report on apprenticeships. The report is based on surveys and interviews with fifty eight employers in the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) – the sector that designs and delivers our critical national [...]

2021-05-18T15:41:36+01:00June 29th, 2020|News, Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB unveils new Board Members

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the appointment of five new Board members to lead the organisation. Appointed by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP, Board members will work under the leadership of Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the ECITB.  They will help [...]

2020-05-21T17:07:11+01:00May 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Online training to support Cyber Awareness & Security

The ECITB continues to profile training providers offering online learning in vital skills during the COVID-19 crisis.  With social distancing restrictions having a severe impact on every aspect of our lives, the ECITB looks at online learning and webinars to help develop cyber awareness and security. Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief [...]

2020-05-11T11:27:50+01:00May 11th, 2020|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Shane learns new tricks to deliver online classroom for apprentices

“Going out of my comfort zone to teach apprentices online is turning out much better than I expected,” says Shane Forth who teaches apprentices for Northern Skills Group, the commercial training arm of Middlesbrough College. Shane, an ECITB approved assessor who has over 40 years project management and controls experience [...]

2020-05-06T15:09:59+01:00May 6th, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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