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New tests to help employers monitor apprentices’ progress

Employers will be able to check on the progress of their apprentices throughout their apprenticeship thanks to a new approach to testing introduced by the ECITB. The government skills body for the engineering construction industry has developed a suite of phase tests to monitor and validate the progress of apprentices [...]

October 15th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Course for budding engineers continues to build on success

A training course giving talented learners a leg-up into a career in engineering construction continues to go from strength to strength. The ECITB’s Introduction to Engineering Construction Course (ITEC) is a 10-month programme preparing learners for apprenticeships and other roles in the industry. This year’s ITEC graduates have been snapped [...]

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Emotional intelligence vital to enhanced leadership capability

The ECITB has announced plans to incorporate new behavioural elements such as emotional intelligence in its leadership training. Feedback from industry has highlighted leadership skills development as a priority for many engineering construction employers, in particular the higher-level behaviours that leaders require in today’s world of complex projects. ECITB [...]

September 12th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

ECITB announces major review to futureproof training standards

The ECITB – leading skills body for the engineering construction industry – has revealed plans for a major review of its training standards to futureproof training and enhance digital skills. With the increased demand for digital skills, and rapid technological change sweeping through the workplace, the ECITB aims to ensure [...]

The ECITB asks industry for new mandate to meet growing demand for training

The ECITB has asked engineering construction companies to back its plan on skills to steer them through a critical time for the industry. The Government-sponsored skills body has identified the expanding offsite workforce and increased demand for skills training among a number of key challenges the engineering construction industry must [...]

ECITB joins forces with Aberdeen company to launch UK’s first new training standard for industrial drone operators

The UK’s first training course for industrial drone operators was today launched in Aberdeen by the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB). The ECITB-approved Industrial Drone Operations Training Course was developed by Aberdeen-based Texo Compliance to ensure that the next generation of drone A drone inspects an offshore platform [...]

Record number of oil and gas professionals start “rewarding and worthwhile” project management course

An ECITB-backed project management course for professionals in the oil and gas sector has launched in Aberdeen for the fourth consecutive year, with its highest number of participants to date. Fifteen individuals from Bilfinger, CNOOC, Enpro Subsea, Muelhan, Oceaneering, OGA, Repsol Sinopec, Salamis, Subsea7, TechnipFMC, Total and Wood will take [...]

July 30th, 2019|Categories: News, Offshore, Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes new apprenticeships for welders

The ECITB welcomes the launch of two new welding apprenticeship standards in England, which were approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) this week.  The new standards - Pipe Welder and Plate Welder - will train apprentices to meet the growing demand for specialist welding skills [...]

July 26th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Winners of the 26th ACTIVE Cup revealed

A project management team from Lorien Engineering has celebrated lifting the ECITB ACTIVE Cup after emerging victorious from a highly competitive field. Lorien were one of six teams to take part in the high-pressure project management competition, where teams oversee a simulated construction project. This year’s scenario saw teams of [...]

July 2nd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments
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