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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+00:00October 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 [...]

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

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

Results of recent consultation reveal training wish list of engineering construction employers

Keeping up with new technologies and mental health awareness in the workplace are two key areas where more training should be offered to engineering construction  industry workforce. The findings of a consultation by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), based on the views of more than 200 employers, training [...]

2019-09-04T11:19:54+00:00July 11th, 2018|News, Policy & Research|0 Comments