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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

Engineering a winning workforce for the nuclear sector

A new training initiative for nuclear employers to help increase workforce diversity and create more inclusive workplaces is now open to engineering construction employers. Delivered by training organisation EqualEngineers, the ECITB-funded course – Engineering a Winning Workforce: Engaging the Majority – aims to help address industry skills gaps, improve [...]

2020-01-23T11:45:40+00:00January 23rd, 2020|Uncategorised|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

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+01:00July 30th, 2019|News, Oil & Gas, Uncategorised|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+01:00June 18th, 2019|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal

The ECITB has welcomed the publication of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal Sector Deal, part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “The ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.  Over a quarter of Engineering Construction companies support the renewable energy sector and, [...]

2019-09-20T12:21:11+01:00March 7th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB responds to National Audit Office report on apprenticeships

Following the National Audit Office's (NAO) report published today (Wednesday 6 March) into the Government support for apprenticeships, Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “Apprenticeships provide a critical route into engineering construction and the ECITB is proud of our record on supporting apprentices across industry sectors. Last [...]

2019-09-20T12:26:01+01:00March 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Scottish First Minister meets trailblazing female oil and gas apprentices

The four trailblazing female ECITB-sponsored OGTAP apprentices (L to R) Rebecca McMillan (Petrofac), Alyssa Malcolmson (Aker Solutions), Cayleigh Will (Aker Solutions) and Niamh Duncan (WorleyParsons). Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with female oil and gas apprentices Rebecca McMillan and Niamh Duncan at Forth Valley College, [...]

2019-09-20T12:26:57+01:00March 4th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments