ECITB Scholarships

A new wave of Engineering Construction Industry scholarships to equip the next generation of engineers with the skills for net zero and beyond has been launched by the ECITB.

The ECITB Scholarship aims to provide a sustainable pipeline of new talent for industry by providing a grounding in the industrial knowledge and skills that are in demand in their region.  A further 112 scholarship places have been announced across the UK for September 2022, including 52 ECITB Energy Transfer Technician Scholars on pathways specifically focused on supporting the delivery of the energy transition.

The ECITB Scholarship has already prepared 260 scholars for careers in the engineering construction industry since its inception in 2020 to help employers withstand the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The programme, which lasts 1 or 2 years, delivers training focused on regional skills shortages. Scholars who complete the programme possess the foundation skills to move into apprenticeships in industry.

HRH The Princess Royal met with ECITB Scholars during a visit to East Coast College’s Lowestoft campus in November 2021.

In recognition of the growing demand for workers with the skills for net zero, the ECITB scholarship in 2022 will include energy transfer technician and wind turbine technician pathways alongside other areas of focus including electrical and mechanical maintenance, industrial welding, fabrication and project controls. Learners will get a grounding in core engineering knowledge and skills as well as an understanding of the new technologies essential to the successful delivery of net zero, and a foundation in digital skills.

The programme supports industry in the short term by underwriting the risk to employers of taking on new entrants and financially support scholars through the initial stages of their training and in the long term by preparing the next generation for engineering careers. Learners receive £100 a week to pursue a one or two-year off the job programme in a craft or technical discipline while they undertake some components of an apprenticeship.  At the end of the scholarship, learners acquire industry standard qualifications as well as relevant site passports. For employers, this is an excellent opportunity to recruit a young person who has had the requisite training to be either fast-tracked into an apprenticeship or recruited as a direct site hire.

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ECITB 2021 Scholars by location, discipline and provider

REGION DISCIPLINE TRAINING PROVIDER ECITB Allocated Officer
EDP and South Design and draughting Level 3
Project Control Level 3
Richmond upon Thames College Andrew.Thomas@ecitb.org.uk
North-East Mechanical Maintenance Level 3
Fabrication/Welding Level 2
Neta Shashi.Ardeshana@ecitb.org.uk
North-East Electrical Installation Level 3 Middlesbrough College Shashi.Ardeshana@ecitb.org.uk
North-West Electrical Maintenance Level 3
Mechanical Maintenance Level 3
Gen 2 Shashi.Ardeshana@ecitb.org.uk
North-West Electrical Maintenance Level 3
Mechanical Maintenance Level 3
Cheshire College South & West Shashi.Ardeshana@ecitb.org.uk
North-West Pipefitting Level 3 The Engineering College Shashi.Ardeshana@ecitb.org.uk
South-West Mechanical Installation Level 3
Fabrication/Welding Level 2
Bridgwater and Taunton College Andrew.Thomas@ecitb.org.uk
Yorkshire and Humber Welding Level 3
Mechanical Maintenance Level 3
DN Colleges Group Ashley.Thompson@ecitb.org.uk
Wales Fabrication/Welding Level 2 Pembrokeshire College Andrew.Thomas@ecitb.org.uk
Scotland Mechanical Maintenance Level 7
Electrical Maintenance Level 7
Instrumentation and Control Level 7
Forth Valley College Ashley.Thompson@ecitb.org.uk

ECITB 2020 Scholars by location, discipline and provider

REGION DISCIPLINE TRAINING PROVIDER ECITB Allocated Officer
South-East Mechanical Installation East Coast College Ashley.Thompson@ecitb.org.uk
EDP and South Design and draughting Richmond upon Thames College Andrew.Thomas@ecitb.org.uk
North-East Welding
Electrical installation
Neta
Middlesbrough College
Shashi.Ardeshana@ecitb.org.uk
North-West Pipefitting and rigging The Engineering College Shashi.Ardeshana@ecitb.org.uk
South West Welding Bridgwater and Taunton College Andrew.Thomas@ecitb.org.uk
Yorkshire and Humber Pipefitting
Welding
Instrument and controls
DN Colleges Group Ashley.Thompson@ecitb.org.uk

For more information, please contact your ECITB regional officer.