ACE card to use smart technology

The ECITB’s ACE card will now incorporate smart technology as part of a nationwide effort to improve the industry’s card checking procedures and safety on major construction sites. The ACE Card is automatically issued to individuals who hold both an ECITB vocational qualification in an engineering construction discipline and [...]

2022-06-22T14:09:48+01:00June 22nd, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB launches MJI training products for wind turbine technicians

The ECITB has developed wind turbine mechanical joint integrity training products in response to demand from industry. Working with industry employers and subject matter experts, the ECITB has developed a training standard, log book assignment, and a technical test for the verified controlled bolting of [...]

2022-06-22T13:26:08+01:00June 22nd, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

New scholarship in Shetland to support the next generation of engineers

A scholarship to equip the next generation of engineers for careers in industry has been launched in Shetland at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). The ECITB scholarship will provide technical training for new starters in mechanical and electrical engineering technician pathways to help create a pipeline [...]

2022-06-13T17:44:25+01:00June 13th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Inspirational project management mentoring programme returns

The UK’s most successful mentoring scheme for project managers welcomes former mentees back as mentors for the first time this year with the aim to “inspire others to reach their goals”. Coordinated by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the Project Management Mentoring Programme matches mentors and mentees [...]

2022-05-30T16:03:53+01:00May 27th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB to support net zero scholarship in 2022

A scholarship to equip the next generation of engineers for the energy transition has been launched by the ECITB. The ECITB Energy Transfer Technician Scholarship aims to provide a sustainable pipeline of new talent for industry by equipping young people with the industrial knowledge and skills that are in [...]

2022-05-09T11:54:14+01:00May 9th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Scotland’s first net zero scholarship launches in Aberdeen with £100k ETZ cash boost

A scholarship to equip the next generation of engineers for the energy transition has been launched in Aberdeen today (5 May 2022) at North East Scotland College (Nescol).  The ECITB Energy Transfer Technician Scholarship will provide technical training for young engineers starting their careers in the energy sector and [...]

2022-05-05T09:29:24+01:00May 5th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Industry consulted on new ECITB strategy for engineering construction skills

The ECITB is inviting engineering construction companies to have their say on its new strategy to steer industry skills over the next three years. The employer-led Government skills body has identified a number of challenges and opportunities for industry, most pressingly, the need to grow workforce numbers for upcoming [...]

2022-05-27T15:06:19+01:00April 22nd, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB responds to carbon capture delivery plan

The ECITB welcomes publication of the Carbon Capture and Storage Association’s (CCSA) CCUS Delivery Plan 2035 which sets out how industry will deliver against the Government’s ambition to store 50m tonnes of CO2 per year by 2035. Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, said: “The Carbon Capture & Storage Association [...]

2022-03-28T12:38:58+01:00March 28th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

REMINDER: CCNSG renewal changes take effect this month

Don't forget to renew your CCNSG card by 31st March 2022. From 1 April 2022, the grace period scheme for CCNSG renewals will come to an end.  This means all cards that expire on or before 31 March must be renewed via a one day Refresher Course or Renewal [...]

2022-03-01T12:32:20+00:00March 1st, 2022|Uncategorised|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 [...]

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