The ECITB is the statutory skills body for the engineering construction industry in Great Britain. It works closely with employers and the Government to attract develop and qualify engineering construction personnel in a wide range of craft, technical and professional skills and disciplines.
The ECITB also has international operations and supports clients in 18 countries, supporting the development of engineering and project delivery skills across the energy, processing and construction sectors.
Employer-led, the ECITB provides businesses with the support to train the engineers of today and tomorrow to the highest standards, via a regionally based network of 172 approved training providers (ATPs).
The ECITB provides an effective platform for collaboration amongst employers in the engineering construction industry:
- Employers benefit from the training and the grants they receive via the training levy
- Industry benefits by sustaining the skills and performance of the workforce
- Learners benefit from acquiring transferable skills, knowledge and qualifications
Training providers benefit from accreditation, status, standards and quality assurance.
Over the next five years, the ECITB will secure more than 300,000 training opportunities for new entrants and existing members of the workforce across the sectors that make up engineering construction: oil and gas, power generation, nuclear energy, renewable energy, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, food and drink, steel, steel construction, cement and bricks, glass and paper manufacturing, and other commodities that are part of our everyday lives, such as plastics, medicines, bottled and canned drinks, cosmetics and many more household products.
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Apprenticeships & Careers
Engineering construction as an industry is at the heart of the economy and provides the vital underpinning of national infrastructure. Without engineering construction we would have no heat to warm our homes, clean water to drink or petrol to fill our cars. It is the people who work in the engineering construction industry that make this possible. They are responsible for the design, construction and maintenance of process plants and the production of oil, gas, water and food, and power generation.
As a project based industry, engineering construction offers many exciting career opportunities and an ECITB Apprenticeship is a great way to start. This is a foundation for an exciting and well paid career with really great prospects. There are plenty of opportunities and completing an apprenticeship qualifies you for work on truly amazing projects like the 2012 Olympic sports facilities and stadia, major power plant developments and other exciting projects.
And if an international career appeals, then there is no better industry. Thousands of UK trained personnel work in engineering construction all over the world.
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