Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
Championing Diversity and Inclusion is a strategic objective for the ECITB.
To support and influence the engineering construction industry in creating a strong culture of inclusion for all, regardless of background, and to widen diversity of participation from current levels.
Attracting a more diverse range of recruits into engineering construction is an important priority to help meet the skills demands forecast for the industry.
There is a clear need to ensure new entrants to engineering construction are more representative of the UK population as a whole. Only by opening up recruitment to a wider, more diverse talent pool, and creating inclusive environments that embrace diversity, can industry hope to yield the benefits.
The ECITB is committed to working closely with industry and partner organisations to champion Equity, Diversity and Inclusion so that engineering construction is a place for all.
Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan sets out our objectives for this strategy period to progress towards our goal.
Our key aims during this strategy period are:
- Stimulate knowledge sharing and support opportunities.
- Encourage collection of diversity data to drive action.
- Work with partners to widen the diversity of participation on ECITB new entrant schemes.
- Improve the collection of actionable diversity metrics for ECITB training programmes.