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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+00:00July 30th, 2019|News, Oil & Gas, 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+00:00July 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+00:00July 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+00:00June 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+00:00June 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 [...]

ECITB publishes new strategy ahead of autumn levy consultation

ECITB publishes a new strategy to help steer engineering construction companies through a critical time for the industry. The new ECITB strategy identifies the need to replace an ageing workforce, growing competition for skills from other sectors and technological change as critical challenges for the engineering construction industry. [...]

2019-09-05T17:15:00+00:00May 21st, 2019|News, Policy & Research, Sector|0 Comments

Fewer than one in ten engineering construction employers think new technologies will lead to job losses

The impact of technological change is more likely to increase the headcount of the engineering construction industry (ECI) workforce than reduce it, according to new research published today. A new report into the impact of technological change on the ECI, published by industry skills body the ECITB, surveyed [...]

2019-09-20T12:12:02+00:00May 13th, 2019|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

New ECITB research reveals recruitment challenges faced by industry

New research into the engineering construction labour market has revealed the challenges facing employers in this vital sector of the UK economy. With the industry set to grow by 33,000 jobs in the next decade, employers told researchers working on behalf of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) [...]

2019-09-20T12:17:07+00:00March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments