Celebrating the Stars of Engineering Construction

Training & Development Awards 2013

Engineering professionals of the future were celebrated at the prestigious Engineering Construction Industry Training & Development Awards in London, on Thursday 25th April.

The event is a celebration of all industry professionals, companies and training providers who demonstrate an excellence in training and development in the engineering construction industry.

The winners of the seven award categories were:

Regional Apprentices of the Year Awards, sponsored by Total E&P UK Ltd:

Jack Browning, Technica (Yorks & Humber); Jonathan Codling, Alstom (Midlands); Luke Corrigan, KBR Ltd (EDP); Shaun Falcus, Jacobs UK Ltd (North East); Jeremy Hall, Babcock International (South East & East); Jack Pooler, Doosan Power Systems (Scotland); Craig Wheeler, Ledwood Engineering, now at Redhall Engineering, (Wales & South West); James Williamson, Aker Offshore (Offshore)

National Apprentice of the Year Award, sponsored by GEN II Training: Jeremy Hall, Babcock International

Innovation in Learning Award, sponsored by TEi Ltd: Provek

Leadership in Learning Award, sponsored by Petrofac: Gary Brice, Jacobs UK Ltd

Delivery of Learning Award, sponsored by Jacobs: Jack Douglas, Petrofac

Employer Award, sponsored by NETA Training Trust: Doosan Power Systems

Learner of the Year Award, sponsored by Wood Group PSN: Martin Hodgson, Jacobs LES

David Edwards, ECITB Chief Executive said, “It’s important that we recognise the achievements of our industry. We had a fantastic response this year and candidates in all the categories were extremely strong. Our judging panel had a difficult task choosing the winners. My congratulations go out to all the winners and finalists”.

This year’s sponsors were: AMEC Clean Energy, Doosan Power Systems, GENII Training, Jacobs, Magnox Ltd, NETA Training Trust, Petrofac, TEi Limited, Total E&P UK Ltd and Wood Group PSN

Martyn Fletcher, Doosan Power Systems, winners of the Employer Award said: “It is always gratifying to recognise excellence in training and development when surrounded by likeminded professionals. The evening was great fun, meeting and networking with new and old friends.”

Significant growth for the power industry over the next ten to twenty years will require as many as 60,000 engineers, scientists, technologists to replace retirees and meet expansion demands.

David said: “The ECITB, led by its members, will continue to build the capacity and capability of the workforce, identifying skills needs and addressing them with effective training products and services.”

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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 http://careers.ecitb.org.uk/ 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.

For more information visit www.ecitb.org.uk

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