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SPOTLIGHT ON: Standardisation and Transferability

We talk about the need for standardisation and transferability all the time, but what does this mean and what do we need to do?  ECITB Director of Operations Andy Brown gives some thought on this important subject area and, actually, how difficult it is to achieve. Andy Brown - [...]

2020-10-27T14:46:11+00:00October 27th, 2020|Policy & Research, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Preventing a missed opportunity: skills for the Energy Transition

Kickstart energy transition projects now to save jobs and hit net zero targets say ECITB Board members Lynda Armstrong, Jane Cooper, Daniel Gear and Professor Joe Howe. Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious and deliverable goal; however, on current trajectory, it is unlikely to be [...]

2020-10-19T16:48:37+01:00October 19th, 2020|Uncategorised|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

ECITB unveils new Board Members

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the appointment of five new Board members to lead the organisation. Appointed by the Minister for Apprenticeships and Skills, Gillian Keegan MP, Board members will work under the leadership of Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the ECITB.  They will help [...]

2020-05-21T17:07:11+01:00May 21st, 2020|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Online training to support Cyber Awareness & Security

The ECITB continues to profile training providers offering online learning in vital skills during the COVID-19 crisis.  With social distancing restrictions having a severe impact on every aspect of our lives, the ECITB looks at online learning and webinars to help develop cyber awareness and security. Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief [...]

2020-05-11T11:27:50+01:00May 11th, 2020|News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Shane learns new tricks to deliver online classroom for apprentices

“Going out of my comfort zone to teach apprentices online is turning out much better than I expected,” says Shane Forth who teaches apprentices for Northern Skills Group, the commercial training arm of Middlesbrough College. Shane, an ECITB approved assessor who has over 40 years project management and controls experience [...]

2020-05-06T15:09:59+01:00May 6th, 2020|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

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