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£300,000 funding to support Humber training provider increase learning capacity by 100%

A training provider on the south Humber bank has become the first to be awarded funding as part of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board’s (ECITB) £1 million investment in Regional Skills Hubs. The ECITB has awarded CATCH £300,000 to help upgrade its existing welding, pipefitting and electrical training [...]

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

ECITB training helping ‘unlock drone potential’ for industry

In PwC’s latest market research on commercial drones, more than 80% of people said drones can have a significant impact within industry around cost and time savings, carbon reductions, productivity and safety. However, the Bringing Trust in Commercial Drones report, an assessment of how industry attitudes to drones have [...]

January 18th, 2024|Categories: News|0 Comments

Join the ECITB’s diversity and inclusion network for the industry

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is launching a diversity and inclusion (D&I) network for stakeholders across the industry. The network will promote, champion, support and encourage the sharing of good practice in diversity and inclusion across the engineering construction industry. The network, which will commence in March [...]

January 15th, 2024|Categories: Diversity and Inclusion, News|0 Comments

Diversity and inclusion: drivers for change

Blog by Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) Chief Executive Andrew Hockey The engineering construction industry is responsible for the design, build, maintenance and decommissioning of major UK infrastructure. ECITB Chief Executive Andrew Hockey Our industry sectors are at the forefront of progress in the journey to [...]

January 4th, 2024|Categories: CEO Insights, Diversity and Inclusion, News|0 Comments

ECITB unveils six new Board members to help steer the organisation

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the appointment of six new Board members. Appointed by Secretary of State for Education Gillian Keegan MP, Board members will work under the leadership of Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the ECITB. Lynda Armstrong OBE, Chair of the ECITB [...]

January 2nd, 2024|Categories: ECITB board, News|0 Comments

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

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: CEO Insights, News, Scholarship|0 Comments

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