ECITB Reveal Awards Finalists

Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards 2013

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is delighted to announce the finalists for this year’s Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards. The awards celebrate the achievements and successes of individuals, companies and training providers in the engineering construction industry.

The winners of the six award categories will be announced on the 25thApril at The Grand Connaught Rooms, Covent Garden, London.

The award categories and finalists are as follows:

Learner of the year award:

Mark Ellison, Jacobs UK; Martin Hodgson, Jacobs LES; Brian Owens, Doosan Power Systems

Apprentice of the year award:

Jack Browning, Technica; Jonathan Codling, Alstom; Luke Corrigan, KBR; Shaun Falcus, Jacobs; Jeremy Hall, Babcock; Jack Pooler, Doosan; Craig Wheeler, Redhall Engineering; James Williamson, Aker Offshore

Delivery of learning award:

Howard Brown, Foster Wheeler; Jack Douglas, Petrofac; Kevin Jones, Doosan Power Systems

Leadership of learning award:

Gary Brice, Jacobs UK Ltd; Mike Reynolds, Foster Wheeler; Sonia Wrighton, Alstom

Employer award: Doosan Power Systems, EDF Energy, Magnox

Innovation in learning award: Doosan Power Systems, Foster Wheeler, Provek

David Edwards, ECITB Chief Executive said, “We had a fantastic response this year and candidates in all our award categories were extremely strong. Our judging panel had a difficult task choosing the winners. My congratulations go out to all the nominees and finalists. They are examples of the excellent companies and people of the engineering construction industry.”

The Training & Development Awards are a significant achievement and are a highlight in the engineering construction industry’s calendar. They are supported and sponsored by engineering construction companies. This year’s sponsors are: Doosan Power Systems, AMEC Clean Energy, Wood Group PSN, GENII Training, Jacobs, Petrofac, NETA Training Trust, Magnox Ltd, Total and TEi Limited.

The ECITB is hosting the awards ceremony for the second year running and David Edwards said, “After the positive response and success in 2012 where we celebrated our one millionth learner, we want to recognise the excellent achievements of the industry again. The event is a true celebration and recognition of the people whose outstanding commitment to training and development is securing engineering construction skills, now and for the future.”

All finalists will attend the awards dinner and ceremony, hosted by Look North news presenter, Wendy Gibson.

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About the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board

The ECITB is the statutory and charitable body set up to secure engineering construction skills now and for the future. It has delivered training successfully to over one million learners over 20 years, and is led and funded by employers from the industry, ensuring the services are relevant and fit for purposeThe ECITB provides professional advice, information, skills development and qualifications to help individuals in engineering construction and anyone interested in a career in the industry to succeed. A dedicated website has been set up to provide more detailed information The ECITB sets a range of occupational and training standards, awards industry specific qualifications and invests £20 million each year in support of apprentices and adult learners across a range of skills. From entry level craft and technician programmes through to advanced engineering project management skills. In 2011, 65,000 people were supported through the ECITB’s range of approved programmes delivered by a network of over 200 approved providers. The ECITB strategy is built on three objectives, these are to attract, qualify and develop talented people for the industry. The ECITB operating processes that secure the depth, breadth and quality of service are: employer engagement, identification of skills needs and priorities, stakeholder and provider engagement, delivery and continuous improvement. The ECITB provides support to employers, their employees and apprentices to design, build, maintain and decommission nuclear, power, pharmaceutical, renewables, chemicals, food, water, oil & gas facilities and other processes.

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