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Lift off for UK’s first ECITB qualified industrial drone operator

Conal Ferguson, UAV Operator and Managing Director of Stornoway-based HebDrone, has become the first person to successfully complete the new ECITB-approved training standard for industrial drone operators.  Conal Ferguson (R) of HebDrone alongside trainer Ian Cameron (L) from Texo Compliance The Industrial Drone Operations Training Course was developed [...]

2019-11-06T08:24:27+00:00November 5th, 2019|News, Policy & Research, Sector, Uncategorised|0 Comments

PHOTOS: All the highlights from the ECI Training and Development Awards 2019

IMAGE GALLERY - all the highlights from this year's awards ceremony The brightest and best from the engineering construction industry were honoured at a prestigious awards ceremony on Thursday 31 October. The event held at the Montcalm Marble Arch, London, celebrated the achievements [...]

2019-11-05T15:16:13+00:00November 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

New Oil and Gas Industry Council launched to support competency drive among the supply chain workforce

Leaders of major engineering companies within the oil and gas sector have joined forces to improve competency assurance across the supply chain community. Members of the new Industry Council sign the charter in support of Connected Competence.BACK (L to R): Keith Scott, Petrofac; Shaun Dewar, Petrofac; Shaun Poll, Worley; [...]

2019-10-31T09:31:46+00:00October 30th, 2019|News, Oil & Gas, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Oil and gas project management conference to tackle the challenges of the future

Project management professionals from a range of sectors including the oil and gas and nuclear industries will take part in a one-day conference next week aimed at addressing the new challenges facing project managers in the current fast-changing economic landscape. A small number of free tickets are still available to [...]

2019-10-30T12:38:07+00:00October 28th, 2019|News, Oil & Gas|0 Comments

Industry backs extra investment in skills training

Engineering construction companies have backed an increase in the ECITB levy alongside a new skills plan to help steer industry through a critical time. The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the Government-sponsored skills body, asked all the companies that pay the industrial training levy to have their say on [...]

2019-10-23T16:33:02+00:00October 23rd, 2019|News, Policy & Research, Sector|0 Comments

New tests to help employers monitor apprentices’ progress

Employers will be able to check on the progress of their apprentices throughout their apprenticeship thanks to a new approach to testing introduced by the ECITB. The government skills body for the engineering construction industry has developed a suite of phase tests to monitor and validate the progress of apprentices [...]

2019-10-18T17:50:28+00:00October 15th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Course for budding engineers continues to build on success

A training course giving talented learners a leg-up into a career in engineering construction continues to go from strength to strength. The ECITB’s Introduction to Engineering Construction Course (ITEC) is a 10-month programme preparing learners for apprenticeships and other roles in the industry. This year’s ITEC graduates have been snapped [...]

2019-09-23T12:16:52+00:00September 23rd, 2019|News|0 Comments

Emotional intelligence vital to enhanced leadership capability

The ECITB has announced plans to incorporate new behavioural elements such as emotional intelligence in its leadership training. Feedback from industry has highlighted leadership skills development as a priority for many engineering construction employers, in particular the higher-level behaviours that leaders require in today’s world of complex projects. ECITB [...]

2019-09-26T11:07:24+00:00September 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

The ECITB asks industry for new mandate to meet growing demand for training

The ECITB has asked engineering construction companies to back its plan on skills to steer them through a critical time for the industry. The Government-sponsored skills body has identified the expanding offsite workforce and increased demand for skills training among a number of key challenges the engineering construction industry must [...]

ECITB joins forces with Aberdeen company to launch UK’s first new training standard for industrial drone operators

The UK’s first training course for industrial drone operators was today launched in Aberdeen by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). The ECITB-approved Industrial Drone Operations Training Course was developed by Aberdeen-based Texo Compliance to ensure that the next generation of drone A drone inspects an offshore platform [...]