ECITB welcomes first Scholarship in Wales

Pembrokeshire College has become the first training provider in Wales to deliver the innovative Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Scholarship Programme. ECITB Scholars at Pembrokeshire College The Scholarship was created to provide a pipeline of new talent into industry while employers rebound from the economic impact [...]

2021-09-07T13:31:54+01:00September 7th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Popular ECITB Scholarship funds new intake of learners for 2021

Learners across the home nations are once again able to apply for the popular ECITB Scholarship, the programme which starts in September will prepare new entrants for success in the engineering construction industry. The ECITB has now approved ten training providers across England, Scotland and Wales, who will prepare [...]

2021-08-31T12:11:23+01:00August 9th, 2021|Uncategorised|0 Comments

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
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