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Industry celebrates success of oil and gas scheme

The successes and achievements of a group of mentors and their mentees working in the oil and gas industry have been celebrated at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen. A total of 18 project managers from a number of companies successfully completed the Oil and Gas Industry Project Management Mentoring [...]

February 5th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|1 Comment

ECITB welcomes new Regional Chair

A senior oil and gas engineer has been named as the new Regional Chair of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board. Mitch Crichton - ECITB Regional Chair Mitch Crichton, who is Project Delivery Director for WorleyParsons, in Aberdeen, will take up the honorary position. The role will [...]

January 30th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

New ECITB grants policy

Following the consultation on grants earlier in the year and recent governance changes, the ECITB has made a number of changes to its grants policy. The changes ensure that the ECITB’s grant policy is up to date and aligns with government legislation, which gives us the statutory powers to support [...]

December 20th, 2018|Categories: News, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB to support mental health awareness training for industry

The ECITB has recognised the importance of mental health awareness across engineering construction industry workplaces by committing £350,000 to fund training over the next two years. Feedback from this year’s survey of ECITB companies and face-to-face engagement with industry employers has shown increased demand for mental health training and highlighted [...]

November 13th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

ECITB approved as an External Quality Assurer for apprenticeships

The Institute for Apprenticeships (IfA) has formally recognised the ECITB as the External Quality Assurance Provider (EQAP) for two of its new Apprenticeship Standards. This means the ECITB will work with and support End Point Assessment Organisations (EPAOs) and will undertake the validation of   Apprentice End Point Assessments conducted by [...]

November 7th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Engineering skills course gives learners springboard into industry careers

Industry giants Sellafield, BMW and Airbus are among the major engineering companies to recruit talent from a training scheme to prepare learners for a career in the engineering construction industry. The ECITB’s Introduction to Engineering Construction Course (ITEC) is a 10-month programme preparing learners for apprenticeships and other roles in [...]

October 24th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards 2018 a huge success

This year's Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards at the beautiful central London hotel venue, Bloomsbury London, were a huge success. Hosted by Helen Czerski, renowned physicist and oceanographer and television presenter, recognised some of the industry's brightest and best. The award winners were: YOUNG APPRENTICE OF THE YEAR Laura [...]

October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes Government direction for year ahead

The Government has today set out its priorities for the ECITB for the year ahead, in a letter from the Minister for Skills and Apprenticeships, Anne Milton MP, to ECITB’s chair Lynda Armstrong OBE. The letter, which focuses on the ECITB’s activities in England for 2018-19, follow on from last [...]

October 8th, 2018|Categories: News|0 Comments

Results of recent consultation reveal training wish list of engineering construction employers

Keeping up with new technologies and mental health awareness in the workplace are two key areas where more training should be offered to engineering construction  industry workforce. The findings of a consultation by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), based on the views of more than 200 employers, training [...]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments