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ECITB welcomes new regional Chair for the Midlands Regional Forum

Phil Colquhoun, Managing Director at NIRAS Lorien Engineering Solutions (UK) Ltd, takes up the role of Council Member and Chair of the ECITB Midlands Regional Forum, following approval from the ECITB Board. A keen advocate for investing in staff training and development, NIRAS Lorien Engineering Solutions has been a [...]

May 22nd, 2024|Categories: News|0 Comments

Growing a skilled nuclear workforce fit for the future

To mark the first anniversary since he joined the ECITB, Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey wrote a guest blog for the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) about skills needs for the nuclear sector. The article came off the back of Andrew attending a Nuclear Parliamentary [...]

May 14th, 2024|Categories: CEO Insights, Net Zero, News, Nuclear|0 Comments

T Level roundtable fostering collaboration between industry and government

In May the ECITB hosted a successful roundtable discussion on T Level Industrial Placements within the engineering construction industry (ECI). Employers, training providers and representatives from the Department for Education (DfE) came together to explore the opportunities and challenges associated with T Level industry placements specifically for the Engineering [...]

May 14th, 2024|Categories: News|0 Comments

Employers urged to provide snapshot of industry as ECITB Workforce Census 2024 goes live

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has today launched its 2024 Workforce Census. ECITB Workforce Census 2024 Employers are urged to fill out a survey over the next month to help provide an up-to-date and detailed snapshot of the engineering construction industry (ECI) and its current workforce. [...]

May 13th, 2024|Categories: News|0 Comments

ECITB helping improve industrial relations through NAECI course

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is helping improve industrial relations on sites amid increased demand for training on the National Agreement for the Engineering Construction Industry (NAECI). The ECITB has facilitated cohorts from Teesside, Hampshire, Cumbria and Scotland to attend a NAECI Industrial Relations course delivered by [...]

May 10th, 2024|Categories: News|0 Comments

ECITB’s e-learning platform ‘transformative’ for smaller companies like A & L Mechanical

A specialist water engineering company in Scotland has spoken of the “transformative” affect the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) e-learning platform has on small businesses. A & L Mechanical, which has 53 employees, started using the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) at the start of the year after the [...]

May 8th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Commitment to training workers at Hinkley Point C recognised with ECITB Gold Standard

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has recognised the commitment to the training and development of skilled workers for the biggest construction project in Europe at Hinkley Point C (HPC).  On his first visit to the nuclear power station site in Somerset, ECITB Chief Executive Andrew Hockey presented [...]

May 1st, 2024|Categories: Net Zero, News, Nuclear|0 Comments

New report on Green Jobs and Carbon Capture & Storage

Today, the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Task and Finish Group (T&FG) published its findings and recommendations to inform the government’s Green Jobs Action Plan and the wider sector on how to plan and play a key role in resolving critical skills gaps, challenges and opportunities. The CCS T&FG, [...]

April 22nd, 2024|Categories: Net Zero, News|0 Comments

Subsea7’s Robert Crofts named new Chair of ECITB’s Project Management Steering Group

Subsea7’s Robert Crofts has taken over the helm of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) Project Management Steering Group (PMSG). He replaces Infinity Engineering Technical Director Mark Fotheringham, who has been a member of the group for five years, three as Chair and one as Vice-Chair. Robert, who [...]

April 15th, 2024|Categories: News, PMSG, Project Management|0 Comments

Transferring skills for the energy transition | Case study

“It’s a great opportunity to take the best of an established industry and apply it to a fast-growing sector,” says Harrison Waugh, a project manager who was formerly in oil and gas and now works in the offshore wind sector. On the back of a story about skills for [...]

April 10th, 2024|Categories: Net Zero, News, Oil & Gas, Renewables|0 Comments


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