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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 at [...]

2019-03-13T08:43:29+00:00March 13th, 2019|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, [...]

2019-03-08T08:38:43+00:00March 7th, 2019|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 [...]

2019-03-06T19:34:32+00:00March 6th, 2019|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Scottish First Minister meets trailblazing female ECITB oil and gas apprentices

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with female oil and gas apprentices Rebecca McMillan and Niamh Duncan at Forth Valley College, Falkirk. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon visited a group of trailblazing female Modern Apprentices at Forth Valley College in Falkirk to launch Scottish Apprenticeship Week (4 - [...]

2019-03-04T16:09:28+00:00March 4th, 2019|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 [...]

2019-02-05T16:39:21+00:00February 5th, 2019|Uncategorised|1 Comment

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 [...]

2019-01-23T11:05:20+00:00December 20th, 2018|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 [...]

2019-02-11T14:43:41+00:00November 13th, 2018|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 [...]

2019-02-11T14:48:22+00:00November 7th, 2018|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 [...]

2019-02-11T14:53:31+00:00October 24th, 2018|News|0 Comments