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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 [...]

2019-09-16T10:16:14+01:00September 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 [...]

Record number of oil and gas professionals start “rewarding and worthwhile” project management course

An ECITB-backed project management course for professionals in the oil and gas sector has launched in Aberdeen for the fourth consecutive year, with its highest number of participants to date. Fifteen individuals from Bilfinger, CNOOC, Enpro Subsea, Muelhan, Oceaneering, OGA, Repsol Sinopec, Salamis, Subsea7, TechnipFMC, Total and Wood will take [...]

2019-08-08T16:59:29+01:00July 30th, 2019|News, Offshore, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes new apprenticeships for welders

The ECITB welcomes the launch of two new welding apprenticeship standards in England, which were approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) this week.  The new standards - Pipe Welder and Plate Welder - will train apprentices to meet the growing demand for specialist welding skills [...]

2019-07-29T10:56:20+01:00July 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Winners of the 26th ACTIVE Cup revealed

A project management team from Lorien Engineering has celebrated lifting the ECITB ACTIVE Cup after emerging victorious from a highly competitive field. Lorien were one of six teams to take part in the high-pressure project management competition, where teams oversee a simulated construction project. This year’s scenario saw teams of [...]

2019-09-04T11:52:11+01:00July 2nd, 2019|News|0 Comments

ECITB annual report and accounts for 2018 published

The ECITB has published its annual report and accounts today (Tuesday 18 June 2019). The report sets out the achievements and financial position of the training board in 2018. It reveals that the ECITB has successfully carried out a number of major reforms, including the appointment of a [...]

2019-08-08T17:04:45+01:00June 18th, 2019|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECI resource library now available to all

A wealth of information about the engineering construction industry is now available online – thanks to our partners at the European Construction Institute (ECI) The ECI, which shares research, reports and guidance among its members, has made its library available to non-members. Resources include the highly regarded ACTIVE Principles and [...]

2019-09-05T17:04:12+01:00June 14th, 2019|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Call for energy industry to work together to build future workforce

Engineering construction companies must work together collaboratively if they are to address the skills challenges across the UK energy sector, ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon has told industry leaders. The call to work together was made at SNS2019, the energy conference in the East of [...]