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Have your say on the ECITB

The ECITB is running a Stakeholder and Customer Satisfaction Survey to find out how we’re doing and where we can improve. We will be contacting all in-scope employers, training providers, approved centres as well as other key external stakeholders, during September and October.  The survey consists of a telephone interview [...]

2020-09-07T12:00:18+01:00September 7th, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Transfer of skilled workforce key to recovery of UK engineering

Government and industry need a better understanding of how skilled workers can move between sectors if the labour market is to make a full recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, says leading skills body, the ECITB. New research published today – Skills Transferability in the Engineering [...]

2020-09-01T11:33:21+01:00September 1st, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Have your say on occupational standards review

The ECITB is asking industry to help with the final stage of a major review of occupational standards. Our project to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS) has progressed to the final consultation stage and now we want your input to ensure the new NOS meet the needs of industry, particularly [...]

2020-08-04T11:41:32+01:00July 22nd, 2020|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Apprenticeship reforms imperative to tackling skills shortages post-Covid-19 suggests new research

New research published by the ECITB calls for Government, employers and the media to change how we deliver and report on apprenticeships. The report is based on surveys and interviews with fifty eight employers in the Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) – the sector that designs and delivers our critical national [...]

2020-06-29T10:38:09+01:00June 29th, 2020|News, Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Skills and training critical to meet Net Zero targets says new report

Industry and Government must join forces to ensure the workforce has the skills to deliver the infrastructure required for net zero, according to a new report published today by the ECITB. With the Government committed to achieving net-zero emissions by 2050, the UK must deploy [...]

2020-03-17T16:59:52+00:00March 4th, 2020|News, Policy & Research, 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

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

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

ECITB announces major review to futureproof training standards

The ECITB – leading skills body for the engineering construction industry – has revealed plans for a major review of its training standards to futureproof training and enhance digital skills. With the increased demand for digital skills, and rapid technological change sweeping through the workplace, the ECITB aims to ensure [...]