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Call for energy industry to work together to build future workforce

Engineering construction companies must work together collaboratively if they are to address the skills challenges across the UK energy sector, ECITB Chief Executive Chris Claydon has told industry leaders. The call to work together was made at SNS2019, the energy conference in the East of [...]

June 5th, 2019|Categories: News, Nuclear, Offshore, Power Generation, Renewables|0 Comments

ECITB publishes new strategy ahead of autumn levy consultation

ECITB publishes a new strategy to help steer engineering construction companies through a critical time for the industry. The new ECITB strategy identifies the need to replace an ageing workforce, growing competition for skills from other sectors and technological change as critical challenges for the engineering construction industry. [...]

May 21st, 2019|Categories: News, Policy & Research, Sector|0 Comments

Fewer than one in ten engineering construction employers think new technologies will lead to job losses

Technological change is more likely to increase the headcount of the engineering construction industry (ECI) workforce than reduce it, according to new research published today. A new report into the impact of technological change on the ECI, published by industry skills body the ECITB, surveyed more than 800 [...]

May 13th, 2019|Categories: News, Policy & Research|0 Comments

New ECITB research reveals recruitment challenges faced by industry

New research into the engineering construction labour market has revealed the challenges facing employers in this vital sector of the UK economy. With the industry set to grow by 33,000 jobs in the next decade, employers told researchers working on behalf of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) [...]

March 25th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Lesley Birse joins ECITB Board

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has announced the appointment of Lesley Birse to its Board. Lesley brings more than 20 years of experience in global HR for the oil and gas sector to the role. Currently President People and Organisation for Europe, Africa, ME, Asia and Australia [...]

March 13th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal

The ECITB has welcomed the publication of the Offshore Wind Sector Deal Sector Deal, part of the Government’s Industrial Strategy. Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “The ECITB welcomes the Offshore Wind Sector Deal.  Over a quarter of Engineering Construction companies support the renewable energy sector and, [...]

March 7th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

ECITB responds to National Audit Office report on apprenticeships

Following the National Audit Office's (NAO) report published today (Wednesday 6 March) into the Government support for apprenticeships, Chris Claydon, Chief Executive of the ECITB, said: “Apprenticeships provide a critical route into engineering construction and the ECITB is proud of our record on supporting apprentices across industry sectors. Last [...]

March 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

Scottish First Minister meets trailblazing female ECITB oil and gas apprentices

The four trailblazing female ECITB-sponsored OGTAP apprentices (L to R) Rebecca McMillan (Petrofac), Alyssa Malcolmson (Aker Solutions), Cayleigh Will (Aker Solutions) and Niamh Duncan (WorleyParsons). Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with female oil and gas apprentices Rebecca McMillan and Niamh Duncan at Forth Valley College, [...]

March 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorised|0 Comments

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, who is Project Delivery Director for WorleyParsons, in Aberdeen, will take up the honorary position. The role will focus on the upstream oil and gas industry in [...]

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