The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB) has launched a new interactive online Career Progression Route Map tool to make it easier for school leavers and graduates to find jobs and manage their careers in the engineering construction industry.
The launch of this new tool, designed to help get the right people into the right jobs with the right skills, coincides with the completion of an overhaul of the qualifications and career paths in engineering construction.
The interactive tool, dubbed the Career Progression Route Map (CPRM), provides information on different roles, plus the training and qualifications needed within the industry.
Over the next 10 years around 60,000 new jobs will be created and the CPRM will help potential recruits and those in the early stages of their careers to match their skills more precisely.
Users can explore career opportunities and review potential career paths, learning from the experiences and career progression of those already in the industry through video podcasts and case studies.
Launching the new tool to coincide with the start of Apprenticeship Week 2011, David Edwards, ECITB chief executive, said: ‘A strong engineering construction industry is essential for delivering a transformation in our energy infrastructure, including renewable energy, nuclear power and making sure that we have safe and efficient systems to keep our water clean and produce the fuel for our cars.
‘We hope that our new online tool will encourage young people to see the wealth of opportunities this industry holds and help us attract valuable new talent into these sectors.’
The CPRM currently contains information on around 170 roles and this will evolve as new roles are added or updated to meet industry needs.
Users enter basic details such as qualifications, experience and interests, and the tool filters through a wide selection of roles to highlight those that may be of particular interest. From this list the user can explore the details of these individual roles.
In addition to information about what individual industry roles involve and how these can fit together over a career, there are real-life case studies that serve to illustrate how careers can evolve.
The ECITB’s CPRM is available at http://careers.ecitb.org.uk