Birketts appointed as approved provider of Diversity and Inclusion training for the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board


23 June 2022

Birketts are delighted to be appointed as approved provider of Diversity and Inclusion training for the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board, with training being led by  Birketts' Sam Greenhalgh and Jonathan Shevlane.

Under their Shaping Excellence brand, Birketts have been approved as a national training provider for the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), appointed to deliver an introduction to Diversity and Inclusion training to members employed in the engineering and construction sector.

Founded in 1991 as part of UK Government, the ECITB reports to the Department for Education, working to develop and maintain National Occupational Standards for the industry. In addition to designing and awarding a wide range of qualifications, covering craft, technical and managerial disciplines, the ECITB work with employers and training providers to supply grant funding for individuals to undertake appropriate and industry based training on a wide variety of topics, the training requirements of which are set by industry members. Few of the equality, diversity and inclusion training solutions available currently meet the rigorous legal standards provided by Birketts’ and the team’s appointment is a further endorsement of the quality training offering they provide to employers.

The Shaping Excellence Team will continue to deliver their trademark high quality e-learning packages remotely in tandem with the reintroduction of face-to-face sessions. The Team’s sophisticated blend of interactive break-out tasks, lively quizzes and comprehensive coursework has won them a dedicated client base with the highly successful Equality, Diversity and Inclusion course acquiring a host of positive feedback.

Catherine Lambert, Management and Professional Manager at ECITB commented: 'We are delighted to appoint Birketts’ as our approved training provider. We are confident that the team’s equality, diversity and inclusion e-learning package is both contemporary in outlook and legally robust. Comprehensive coverage of these sensitive topics in a rapidly changing work climate is vital and we have been very impressed by the team’s attention to detail in this regard'.

Sam Greenhalgh, Legal Director and Head of Shaping Excellence concluded: 'We are delighted to be appointed by the ECITB as an approved training provider. Training on Diversity and Inclusion is at the forefront of every employer’s agenda as it is recognised as being the foundation of building an inclusive and positive culture where everyone thrives. It is great that the engineering and construction industry are drawing attention to the importance of training in this area'.

If your organisation is a member of the ECITB then you may be eligible to receive grant funded training and attend one of our courses specifically designed for the sector. We can also deliver this training in house for you. If you have any questions please contact Sam Greenhalgh.

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