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Labour Forecasting Tool predicts 40,000 extra workers needed by 2028

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) estimated last year that around 25,000 additional workers would be needed for major projects, including those related to net zero by 2026. New research reaffirms this but then reveals the labour demand gap will get wider with an estimated shortfall of 40,000 [...]

November 30th, 2023|Categories: Net Zero, News, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Power Generation, Renewables|0 Comments

A rubbish role in the energy transition

To meet the country’s net zero targets, we need to not just use less energy and decarbonise industrial sites but also find alternative ways of generating electricity to move away from traditional fossil fuels. One of the organisations which has been at the forefront of this is Kent Enviropower. [...]

November 28th, 2023|Categories: Net Zero, News, Power Generation|0 Comments

ECITB announces £1M investment in Regional Skills Hubs

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced it will invest one million pounds for Regional Skills Hubs over the next two years to boost training provider capacity and grow new entrant numbers in the ‘Industrial Cluster’ hot spots that are at the heart of the UK’s decarbonisation [...]

November 23rd, 2023|Categories: Net Zero, News|0 Comments

ECITB drone course helps make Sellafield inspections ‘safer and faster’

A team of drone operators from Sellafield has become the first cohort to complete the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) new Foundation Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) training course. The nuclear facility in Cumbria started using drones over five years ago to make inspections “safer and faster”, and since [...]

November 15th, 2023|Categories: News, Nuclear|0 Comments

Staying a step ahead to support the industry transition | CEO Blog

Blog by Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey As we look to support an industry in transition, I am mindful that the ECITB must be responsive and be one step ahead to ensure our services continue to meet the needs of our stakeholders. In our [...]

November 14th, 2023|Categories: News, Scholarship|0 Comments

Engineering Magazine showcases ECITB training in special edition

The October edition of Engineering Magazine featured a 36-page ECITB Training Special Edition. In the edition, there is an introduction to the role of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) in ‘leading industry learning’, before featuring a wide range of different Approved Training Providers. The articles contained in [...]

November 9th, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

What does a green career look like within the engineering construction industry?

It is currently Green Careers Week.  We explore what a “green career” is and whether these exist in the engineering construction industry. Any career path that aids in the transition to net zero could be considered a green career.  Yet some industry sectors are viewed as anything but green.  [...]

November 9th, 2023|Categories: Net Zero, News, Renewables|0 Comments

In the spotlight: The ten winners from the ECI Awards 2023

The ECI Training and Development Awards 2023 crowned ten winners at a prestigious ceremony at the Cutty Sark in London as the engineering construction industry came together to celebrate success stories from the past year. A press release about the event went out the day after, but in this [...]

Applications open for ACTIVE Cup in milestone year

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has opened applications for its ACTIVE Cup competition which has been running for three decades. The high-pressure project management competition, which started in 1994 and takes place three times a year, gives teams experience of the whole project management process as they [...]

November 6th, 2023|Categories: News|0 Comments

ECI Training and Development Awards celebrate brightest and best at Cutty Sark

The engineering construction industry’s (ECI) brightest and best were celebrated at a prestigious awards ceremony last night at the Cutty Sark in London. The 11th ECI Training and Development Awards, organised by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), brought together industry leaders, influencers and policymakers, as well as [...]


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