Welding is set to be one of the energy transition's most prized skills, but the UK risks falling behind unless more projects and talent can be locked in over the next decade.
Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB)
ECITB chief executive Andrew Hockey says the group’s new three-year funding will go some way help address the 25,000 new skilled workers needed to support UK engineering projects.
ECITB has welcomed government approval of proposals aimed at supporting transition skills and training via a levy on engineering construction businesses.
The former IOG boss, Andrew Hockey, will be taking on the chief executive role at Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) as of 1 June.
Exiting skills body boss delivers warning but also hails ‘really positive signs’ for north-east energy transition
The skills required for a successful North Sea energy transition are available but in very short supply, an industry expert has warned.
The ECITB has launched a new strategy to support growth in the engineering construction industry, as it forecasts 25,000 new workers will be needed to support energy transition projects by 2025.
Three young Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) scholars have received apprenticeship positions with Trillium Flow Technologies.
An imbalance between supply and demand in the energy labour market could send wages through the roof, the head of a leading skills body has projected.
A scholarship to equip the next generation of engineers for the energy transition will be launched in Aberdeen on Thursday at North East Scotland College (NESCol).
3t EnerMech, Orinduik Development and Windsor Technologies will deliver Guyana’s first training centre for oil and gas, providing skills, safety training and certifications for the local offshore workforce
Recruitment for this year’s Oil and Gas Technical Apprenticeship Programme (OGTAP) has got underway today.
Findings from the ECITB’s new Workforce Census suggest the engineering construction industry headcount is on course to return to pre-Covid levels by 2023. But the scale of recovery may not be enough to deliver the volume of engineers needed for net zero and prevent future labour shortages.
Flexibility will be essential for workers in the energy transition, with employment likely to switch between oil and gas and the new technologies.
A leading skills body is warning the oil and gas sector it needs to act swiftly or risk losing thousands of engineers capable of delivering the energy transition.
An annual mentoring programme for project managers in the UK oil and gas industry has launched for a sixth consecutive year.
Several North Sea contractors have joined forces to prevent unskilled workers entering the market as a “challenging shutdown period” approaches.
An Aberdeen-headquartered firm has announced the launch of a new drone operator training course in partnership with the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has launched its new three-year strategy, which aims to steer companies through the growing challenges that lie ahead from now to 2022, and beyond.
A senior north-east oil and gas executive has been made regional chairman of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB).
The head of one of Europe’s largest independent fund managers has warned that failure of oil and gas companies to invest during the downturn “will come back to haunt” them.