Ageing oil and gas workforce presents net zero challenge

The UK’s oil and gas industry faces worrying workforce shortages if current skills gaps are not addressed now, the ECITB’s 2021 Workforce Census suggests. Oil and gas onshore workforce by headcount Data from 68 of some of the largest engineering contractor companies active in the sector indicates [...]

2022-01-20T17:31:03+00:00January 20th, 2022|Oil & Gas, Policy & Research, Sector, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Achievement of apprentices shows value of ECITB pandemic initiative to the future of industry

Just six months after he started his Modern Apprenticeship in Engineering Maintenance (Electrical) with Fife-based DPS Group, Jack Arthur (20) found himself in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic. DPS GROUP: Apprentice Jack Arthur and Managing Director Colin Burnett With large parts of the industry affected by the [...]

2021-12-20T09:57:52+00:00December 20th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

New wind turbine maintenance and inspection training standards to improve offshore safety

New training to improve safety for workers who inspect and maintain wind turbines has been launched by the ECITB following a successful pilot by Hexis Ltd. Delegates undergo assessment during the pilot course, ran by Hexis Ltd at East Coast College, Suffolk. Designed in response to the [...]

2021-12-15T16:39:41+00:00December 13th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Training providers: Could you deliver the ECITB Scholarship in 2022?

The ECITB is inviting training providers to tender for contracts to deliver the Scholarship programme, which starts in September 2022. These contracts relate to the delivery of the ECITB Scholarship Programme through a combination of knowledge and practical skills delivery. Ideally, on completion of the course, the scholars will progress [...]

2021-12-10T13:29:03+00:00December 10th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Industry expert applauds ECITB pandemic initiative

Technical and professional solutions expert Fluor has commended the ECITB’s Train to Retain initiative for helping apprentices and graduates within the company continue key training and development activities during the pandemic. UK representatives of the Fortune 500 company, which has been providing engineering, procurement and construction services worldwide for [...]

2021-11-04T10:52:47+00:00November 4th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Highlighting green career pathways at COP26

The ECITB’s Head of Strategy, Policy and Insights Jenny Young, a panellist at the COP26 Green Career Pathways event on 7th November, on what net zero means for industry jobs. Jenny Young, ECITB Head of Strategy, Policy and Insights It’s a privilege to have a platform at COP26 [...]

2021-11-02T11:11:57+00:00November 2nd, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Project Management Conference 2021 – how was it for you?

A huge thank you to everyone who attended our first virtual conference - Project Management and Roadmap 2035: Leading the journey to net zero – yesterday. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. PM Conference 21 opening panel with (L to R): Lynda Armstrong, Chair ECITB; Chris [...]

2021-10-29T15:15:13+01:00October 29th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB celebrates 30th anniversary

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board marks 30 years at the forefront of industry learning this week. Formed in 1991 to address underinvestment in skills in the engineering construction industry, the ECITB has a proud history of supporting industry training. The ECITB was created in the wake of legislation [...]

2021-09-28T17:32:21+01:00September 28th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Finalists in engineering construction industry awards revealed

The shortlist for the 2021 ECI Training & Development Awards has been announced as the industry gets ready to celebrate the very best engineering construction talent in the UK. This year’s winners will be announced at the awards ceremony on Thursday 21st October 2021. The prestigious event at the Montcalm [...]

2021-09-21T16:32:29+01:00September 21st, 2021|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes Connected Competence scheme to aid skills transfer

An ECITB-supported industry initiative to improve safety and recognise transferable skills by assuring base technical competence has now been implemented by companies across the engineering construction industry. Connected Competence is an industry-wide framework, focused initially on of temporary oil and gas workers, which has been developed by major service [...]

2021-09-16T09:47:44+01:00September 15th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments
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