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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+01:00May 21st, 2019|News, Policy & Research, Sector|0 Comments

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

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 more than 800 [...]

2019-07-18T14:19:18+01:00May 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) [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:02+01:00March 25th, 2019|News|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes new Regional Chair

A senior oil and gas engineer has been named as the new Regional Chair of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board. Mitch Crichton, who is Project Delivery Director for WorleyParsons, in Aberdeen, will take up the honorary position. The role will focus on the upstream oil and gas industry in [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00January 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

New ECITB grants policy

Following the consultation on grants earlier in the year and recent governance changes, the ECITB has made a number of changes to its grants policy. The changes ensure that the ECITB’s grant policy is up to date and aligns with government legislation, which gives us the statutory powers to support [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:18+01:00December 20th, 2018|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB to support mental health awareness training for industry

The ECITB has recognised the importance of mental health awareness across engineering construction industry workplaces by committing £350,000 to fund training over the next two years. Feedback from this year’s survey of ECITB companies and face-to-face engagement with industry employers has shown increased demand for mental health training and highlighted [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:19+01:00November 13th, 2018|News|0 Comments

ECITB approved as an External Quality Assurer for apprenticeships

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has formally recognised the ECITB as the External Quality Assurance Provider (EQAP) for two of its new Apprenticeship Standards. This means the ECITB will work with and support End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) and will undertake the validation of   Apprentice End Point Assessments conducted by [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:19+01:00November 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Engineering skills course gives learners springboard into industry careers

Industry giants Sellafield, BMW and Airbus are among the major engineering companies to recruit talent from a training scheme to prepare learners for a career in the engineering construction industry. The ECITB’s Introduction to Engineering Construction Course (ITEC) is a 10-month programme preparing learners for apprenticeships and other roles in [...]

2019-04-25T16:14:19+01:00October 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Engineering Construction Industry Training and Development Awards 2018

This year's Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards at the beautiful central London hotel venue, Bloomsbury London, were a huge success. Hosted by Helen Czerski, renowned physicist and oceanographer and television presenter, recognised some of the industry's brightest and best. The award winners were: YOUNG APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR Laura [...]

2019-09-05T16:57:19+01:00October 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments