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 to support 160 new Scholars in 2022

Two years on from its launch, the ECITB Scholarship is going from strength-to-strength with 260 scholars preparing for careers in the engineering construction industry and a further 160 scholars set to start on programme in September. Approved Scholarship Providers, like Richmond upon Thames College, have been licensed to [...]

2022-02-10T17:04:16+00:00February 10th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB Scholars get Royal seal of approval

HRH The Princess Royal met ECITB Scholars at a visit to East Coast College’s Lowestoft campus and saw vital safety training in action. On a tour of the Lowestoft College’s Skills for Energy centre, HRH Princess Anne met with young people enrolled on the ECITB [...]

2022-01-28T14:50:02+00:00January 28th, 2022|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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 [...]

2022-01-25T14:01:54+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
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