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ECITB oil and gas chief reflects on industry’s past and future

Susan Smart, the ECITB’s Head of Oil and Gas, who retires after more than a decade with the Government skills body this month, has taken a moment to reflect on her 30-year career in upstream oil and gas, where she leaves the industry, and its promising future in the new [...]

June 24th, 2021|Categories: News, Oil & Gas|Tags: |0 Comments

Lynda Armstrong OBE reappointed ECITB Chair

The Secretary of State for Education has reappointed Lynda Armstrong OBE as chair of the ECITB for a further period of 4 years (from 1 January 2022). Lynda Armstrong, Chair of the ECITB Lynda Armstrong, who was appointed in January 2018, has overseen changes to the Governance of [...]

June 21st, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Nuclear employee says acknowledging disability was “the best thing I ever did”

Kevin Hearn, Magnox Nuclear industry employee Kevin Hearn, who spent over a decade of his career with an undiagnosed disability, says acknowledging his health issues to his employer, Magnox, was “the best thing he ever did”.   “I began my career as a security guard at the Oldbury [...]

June 14th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Industry experts – could you help with the ECITB review of occupational standards?

The ECITB is calling for help from industry to continue its review of National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Technical Training Standards and is currently seeking expressions of interest from technical and subject matter experts for a range of disciplines. Over the next few months and aiming for completion by the [...]

June 9th, 2021|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Project management masterclass enjoys best year

An ECITB-backed programme to help project management professionals in the oil and gas sector develop their leadership skills and reach chartered status has enjoyed its most successful year ever. The Registered Project Professional programme (RPP), now in its sixth year, was completed by 14 participants, the highest number to date. [...]

June 8th, 2021|Categories: News, Oil & Gas|0 Comments

Impact Report puts work of the ECITB under the microscope

Independent report finds the ECITB makes significant contribution to industry, particularly in supporting training, recruiting new entrants and addressing skills shortages. The first ECITB Impact Report, co-produced with Skyblue Research Ltd, examines evidence of the ECITB’s achievements in 2020 and scrutinises the organisation’s performance to understand the difference it makes [...]

June 2nd, 2021|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

ECITB Workforce Census Update

Thank you to all the companies who took part in the ECI Workforce Census.  Data analysis is underway and we look forward to sharing the findings later in the year.  ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, said: "I am very pleased to say that [...]

May 25th, 2021|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Could you deliver our new Energy Transfer Technician Scholarship and prepare tomorrow’s engineers?

A new Scholarship to equip the next generation of engineers to work on Energy Transition projects and help meet the UK’s Net Zero 2050 target has been launched by the ECITB and training providers can apply to deliver the programme before 11 June. The 2-year Energy Transfer Technician Scholarship [...]

May 20th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Annual project management mentoring programmes launched

Two of the UK’s most successful mentoring programmes for project managers have joined forces for their annual launch event. Co-ordinated by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), mentors and mentees of both the Oil & Gas Industry Project Management Programme, and the Cross Sector/Nuclear Industry Project Management Programme will [...]

May 6th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Train to Retain training support now available on open application basis

The ECITB’s Train to Retain scheme to support essential skills training for young engineers impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic is now available on an open application basis. Train to Retain has already committed £7.5m to support learners’ development plans, pledging to support more than 500 apprentices, trainees and graduates to [...]

April 28th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

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