ECIA - Engineering Construction Industry Association

Engineering Construction Industry Association


What is the ECITB?

The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) is the skills, standards and qualifications body for the development of the engineering construction workforce of Great Britain. An arms-length body of the UK Government, the ECITB reports to the Department for Education. For an overview (click here)


Appenticeships & Careers

Apprenticeships in engineering offer an ideal path into a career in the engineering construction industry.  For employers, apprenticeships develop committed and talented employees who learn their skills on the job. For learners, apprenticeships in engineering provide an opportunity to earn while you learn.

The ECITB works with employers and training providers to support apprenticeships across a wide range of disciplines. For more information (click here).



Engineering training grants are funded by the industrial training levy and used to meet the needs of employers and the wider industry.

Grants that are paid employers to subsidise training costs for their workforce. The ECITB also pays grants to training providers who provide the training, tests and qualifications that industry requires. For further information (click here)




The ECITB works to ensure the engineering construction workforce has the specialist skills required by industry. Employers which are mainly engaged in engineering construction work fall within the scope of the ECITB.  If such “in-scope” employers are over a certain size, they are required by law to pay an industrial training levy to the ECITB levy. However, all in-scope employers, regardless of size, are eligible to receive grants for training undertaken by their workers. For further information (click here)