The Engineering Construction Industry Association (ECIA) is the principal trade and employer Association for the UK engineering construction industry. Our 300 members include many of the largest companies in the world that carry out engineering projects across the globe. Others are much smaller British contractors employing skilled craftspeople on sites all over the UK.
Onshore, our members employ around fifty to sixty thousand personnel including plant designers, planners, project engineers and managers as well as site workpeople.
The ECIA provides its members with a collective voice to represent their interests on all matters affecting their industry. It is supported by a statutory Industry Training Board and, in partnership with two other employers' associations and two trade unions (Unite and GMB), it operates the National Agreement through the industry's National Joint Council.
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