First, your company must submit evidence of how your company graduate training plan will provide training interventions for your graduates in the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) needed to deliver each work-based activity (WBA) that underpins the learning outcomes in the ECITB’s graduate development grant training framework. The same training intervention can underpin more than one WBA.
The ECITB’s training framework links to the Chartered Engineer standard for the Engineering Council’s UK-SPEC (fourth edition) for providing technical management and leadership (C), communication and interpersonal skills (D), personal and professional commitment to sustainable development and ethics (E3 and E5).
Your graduate development scheme may already link to these competencies. There are also recommended ECITB training courses designed to support development of some of these key skills.
The scheme that you submit can be a mix of training interventions on and off the job – the key thing is that at the end of the training, supported by this grant, your graduates have undertaken training to gain the KSBs needed to enable them to undertake work that provides evidence of competencies against the UK-SPEC for Chartered Engineer.
It is expected that this training will take around 24 months for the graduate to complete.
Once submitted, your application is reviewed by the ECITB’s Graduate development grant panel to ensure it meets the requirements of the grant (for more information on these requirements see later in this document).
If it does, you will receive notification that your company’s training programme has been approved by the ECITB and you can move to the second stage of the process – confirming eligibility of the graduates to be developed.