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Pandemic training fund praised by industry employers

A £500k scheme to support engineering construction employers by directly funding training during the Covid-19 crisis has been applauded by industry. The emergency measure introduced in April by Government skills body, the ECITB, paid in advance for a range of training courses for employees. With cash flow a major concern [...]

October 21st, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Graduate engineer training programme invites new applications

A £5m scheme to support training for graduates embarking on engineering construction careers is open to new applicants. The ECITB’s Graduate Development Grant programme addresses calls from employers and Government to ensure new graduates entering the industry have the know-how to take on key roles in the workplace.  Each year, the [...]

October 20th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Preventing a missed opportunity: skills for the Energy Transition

Kickstart energy transition projects now to save jobs and hit net zero targets say ECITB Board members Lynda Armstrong, Jane Cooper, Daniel Gear and Professor Joe Howe. Achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious and deliverable goal; however, on current trajectory, it is unlikely to be [...]

October 19th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes offshore wind pledge

The ECITB has voiced its support for today’s pledge from Government that every home in the UK will be powered by offshore wind by 2030. ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “The ECITB welcomes the Government’s announcement that it will back [...]

October 6th, 2020|Categories: News, Renewables|0 Comments

Nuclear bursary to address impact of pandemic

Nuclear sector employees impacted by the pandemic can apply for support from the Nuclear Bursary until the end of October. The current round of Nuclear Bursary Scheme, managed by NSAN and funded by the ECITB and the NDA, focuses on helping to retain and upskill personnel by funding training. If [...]

October 2nd, 2020|Categories: News, Nuclear|0 Comments

ECITB concerned by scrapping of Wylfa Newydd nuclear power project

The ECITB has reacted to today’s announcement by Hitachi that the Japanese firm has withdrawn from the planned Wylfa Newydd new nuclear power project on Anglesey. Chris Claydon, ECITB Chief Executive, expressed his concerns about the UK’s ability to meet net zero targets and also the impact on the local [...]

September 16th, 2020|Categories: News, Nuclear|0 Comments

Have your say on the ECITB

The ECITB is running a Stakeholder and Customer Satisfaction Survey to find out how we’re doing and where we can improve. We will be contacting all in-scope employers, training providers, approved centres as well as other key external stakeholders, during September and October.  The survey consists of a telephone interview [...]

September 7th, 2020|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Transfer of skilled workforce key to recovery of UK engineering

Government and industry need a better understanding of how skilled workers can move between sectors if the labour market is to make a full recovery from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, says leading skills body, the ECITB. New research published today – Skills Transferability in the Engineering [...]

September 1st, 2020|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

Scholarships to provide pipeline of new engineers

The ECITB has launched a new Scholarship scheme to help bring new talent into the engineering construction industry while employers rebound from the economic impact of the Covid-19 crisis. The ECITB Scholarship scheme will support up to 250 learners to pursue a 2-year off the job programme in a craft [...]

August 12th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Have your say on occupational standards review

The ECITB is asking industry to help with the final stage of a major review of occupational standards. Our project to review the National Occupational Standards (NOS) has progressed to the final consultation stage and now we want your input to ensure the new NOS meet the needs of industry, particularly [...]

July 22nd, 2020|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments
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