The long-awaited UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) kicks off in Glasgow in November when world leaders arrive in Scotland to seek agreement on how to tackle clime change collectively.
A new ECITB postgraduate training programme to prepare the next generation of industry leaders with the knowledge and skills to deliver the energy transition is underway.
Major energy services companies in the North Sea have today put in place a joint initiative aimed at blocking unskilled labour in the market.
Workable solutions to achieve net zero in the UK’s energy sector by 2050 must not underestimate the pivotal role training the supply chain workforce will play in a successful energy transition, says ECITB chief executive Chris Claydon.
Susan Smart, the ECITB’s Head of Oil and Gas, who retires after more than a decade with the government skills body this month, has taken a moment to reflect on her 30-year career in upstream oil and gas, where she leaves the industry, and its promising future in the new energy landscape.
As the race to reach net zero picks up pace, the building blocks are one by one falling into place. Last month saw the publication of yet another milestone, the North Sea Transition Deal which sets out the crucial role the oil and gas industry will play in the quest to decarbonise.
An new alliance between Aberdeen-headquartered EnerMech and 3T Energy Group has bagged a “significant” project to help shape future training of oil workers in Mozambique.
The energy sector faces two existential shifts in the coming years, with the digitalisation of existing energy systems and the transition to a future energy mix.
Achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050 is an ambitious and deliverable goal, but on current trajectory it is unlikely to be realised without rapid acceleration of key energy transition projects.
World leaders were due to convene in Glasgow for the UN Climate Conference (COP26) in November for what was anticipated to be a transformational moment in the energy transition.
Boris Johnson must act now to accelerate decarbonisation projects or risk losing thousands of skilled engineers essential for delivering the UK’s net zero infrastructure.
The North Sea oil and gas industry is poised to benefit from a new £4.5 million scheme to support the retention of essential skills during and after the Covid-19 crisis.
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has beefed up its board as it prepares to play its part in the sector’s recovery.
Like many things in life, the more you put in, the more you get back, and that’s very much the case when it comes to mentoring.
The achievements of budding oil and gas project leaders and their mentors have been marked at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen.
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.
The upstream oil and gas industry has been presented with a proposal to consider a new way of running the business of global infrastructure projects at a speech delivered by renowned US project management expert Stephen Mulva.
The achievements of a group of mentors and their mentees in the oil and gas industry have been celebrated at an awards ceremony in Aberdeen.
A senior north-east oil and gas executive has been made regional chairman of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
A trade body has made a £350,000 funding pledge to raise awareness of mental health issues in the UK’s engineering construction sector.
An oil and gas skills organisation has warned employers may shift apprenticeship training to England after the Scottish Government revealed it would not ring-fence funds allocated via the new UK-wide Apprenticeship Levy.
Fort William's Underwater Centre, is working in collaboration with asset integrity multi-national Stork to deliver a new one-day certified course in bolt tensioning for divers.