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ECITB announces £5m training boost for graduate engineers

A £5m programme to support leadership and management training for graduates embarking on engineering construction careers has been welcomed as a “huge step forward” by the industry. The ECITB has launched its new Graduate Development Grant programme in response to calls from employers and Government to ensure new graduates entering [...]

2020-03-13T12:24:49+00:00January 27th, 2020|News|0 Comments

Industry celebrates success of oil and gas scheme

The successes and achievements of a group of mentors and their mentees working in the oil and gas industry have been celebrated at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen. Fifteen project managers from a number of companies successfully completed the Oil and Gas Industry Project Management Mentoring Programme, which is co-ordinated [...]

2020-01-24T16:19:40+00:00January 24th, 2020|News|0 Comments

ECITB commits £90m to support the future of industry training

The ECITB has unveiled a new £90 million skills investment plan to meet the current and future skills needs of the engineering construction industry. The business plan sets out the ECITB’s priorities for the next three years. The new 3-year business plan published today by the Government-sponsored [...]

2020-01-22T16:58:42+00:00January 22nd, 2020|News|0 Comments

ECITB seeks new Board Members

The engineering construction industry is critical to the UK economy. With some £600 billion of infrastructure projects set to be delivered over the next decade, there has never been a more important or interesting time to join the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the Department for Education-sponsored skills training [...]

2019-12-11T15:16:53+00:00December 11th, 2019|News|0 Comments

ECITB bursary to back Nuclear careers

Are you looking to start or further your career in the Nuclear sector? Our Nuclear Bursary Award scheme is now open, so make sure you apply before 17 January. The bursary scheme, which is funded by the ECITB and the NDA and managed by NSAN, provides financial support to [...]

2019-12-05T09:30:12+00:00December 5th, 2019|News, Nuclear, Uncategorised|0 Comments

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 [...]

2019-12-02T12:12:36+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; [...]

2019-12-02T12:12:14+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+01:00October 23rd, 2019|News, Policy & Research, Sector|0 Comments