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Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC)

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9th April 2019

The Introduction to Engineering Construction (ITEC) Programme is a 10-month course that gives young people basic engineering skills, a qualification and health and safety training.  Aimed at school leavers the programme offers an excellent route into an apprenticeship, employment or further education. In previous years, we have supported a number of NEETs through the ITEC programme. The programme is helping to bring new talent into the industry and recent graduates have been recruited by a number of major engineering companies.

What does the ITEC course involve?

  • The ITEC is a 10-month part-time course
  • Gain a recognised industry knowledge qualification and a Health and Safety Passport (CCNSG)
  • Meet with industry representatives and visit Engineering Construction Industry (ECI) Sites.
  • Help with CV writing.
  • Hands on experience in different ECI disciplines, including:Welding & Fabrication
  • Electrical Installation
  • Mechanical Installation
  • Design and Draughting
  • Project Control

What are the benefits for employers?
For employers, the ITEC programme offers an excellent opportunity to hire individuals who already have experience of working in the industry and the requisite skills to undertake an apprenticeship. This programme produces applicants who will have achieved all of the year one components of an apprenticeship, making them very attractive to potential employers.

Each year approximately 150 ITEC learners complete the course in the Summer and look for progression opportunities with employers.

Which training providers and colleges offer the ITEC Course?
The 2018/19 ITEC Course is currently being delivered by:

East Coast College – Norfolk and Suffolk

Further information on the ITEC
For further information about the ECITB ITEC contact Martin Eatough, ECITB Head of Apprenticeships, via martin.eatough@ecitb.org.uk 

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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 prof...

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