CETC

Introduction

CETC was established in 2017 in response to a county-wide skills shortage believed to be hindering civil engineering growth and expansion in the south of England.

To tackle the problem head-on, a group of local civil engineering employers set up the Solent Civil Engineering Employer Group (SCEEG) in conjunction with Fareham College to create a unique Apprenticeship training programme that would address these issues, support the construction industry across the region and create more jobs and opportunities for skilled groundworkers.

The result of this collaboration was the design and development of CETC, a purpose-built two-acre mock construction site close to Fareham College’s existing CEMAST campus, dedicated to the delivery of a specialist Civil Engineering & Groundworks Apprenticeship.

Since it opened, CETC has seen unprecedented levels of success, and was judged ‘Apprentice Initiative of the Year’ at the Prestigious Construction Excellence SECBE awards, and even cited by Prime Minister Theresa May in Parliament!

Applications are now open for our March 2020 intake. If you would like to express your interest in an application please contact us today.

An award-winning training facility

CETC is a busy and energetic campus, with constant activity taking place as apprentices learn the essentials of the trade. Trainees can be found laying foundations, mixing and pouring concrete, laying drainage, installing edgings, kerbs, paving slabs and block paving,  perfecting concrete finishes, practicing brickwork techniques and installing steel fixings, using surveying and levelling equipment, as well as driving forward-tipping dumpers and ride-on rollers.

There are also classrooms, where relevant theory to support practical training is taught, and a breakout room where apprentices can spend time during breaks and lunch.

An award-winning training facility

CETC is a busy and energetic campus, with constant activity taking place as apprentices learn the essentials of the trade. Trainees can be found laying foundations, mixing and pouring concrete, laying drainage, installing edgings, kerbs, paving slabs and block paving,  perfecting concrete finishes, practicing brickwork techniques and installing steel fixings, using surveying and levelling equipment, as well as driving forward-tipping dumpers and ride-on rollers.

There are also classrooms, where relevant theory to support practical training is taught, and a breakout room where apprentices can spend time during breaks and lunch.

Facilities at CETC

CETC is designed to provide a fully operational, realistic groundworks and civil engineering training environment and is fully equipped with the machinery, tools, materials and resources needed to ensure all apprentices develop work-ready skills and complete the relevant licences needed to work successfully on-site.

Employers frequently visit the site to support training, mentor apprentices and maintain the strong industry connections that the training scheme is renowned for.

On-site equipment used on a daily basis by students includes:

  • Forward tipping dumpers
  • Ride-on rollers
  • Cement mixers
  • Wacker plates
  • 360 degree excavators
  • Loading shovels
  • Levelling equipment
  • 180 degree backhoe loaders

CETC 2: a new campus for the future

Since CETC opened there has been extensive demand and a high level of competition for places on the Civil Engineering & Groundworks Apprenticeship programme.

Due to this huge success, plans are now underway to develop a new £4.1 million facility that will have the capacity to deliver a wider range of apprenticeship programmes, as well as additional professional development courses and training workshops. The new Centre is set to open in autumn 2019, and will provide a state-of-the-art environment in which to train the next generation of civil engineers and groundworkers.

CETC 2 CONSTRUCTION PROJECT

SCEEG Employers

Students studying at CETC will complete their apprenticeship programme with one of the scheme’s excellent member employers.
Aeropark Development
BARAM
Blanchard Wells
Blaze Construction LTD
Carlton Civil Engineering
D R Groundworks Limited
Farncombe Construction
Gracelands
John Reilly
Knights Brown
Mildren Construction
Parchow Groundworks
PT Contractors
R&W Engineering
Selwood

SCEEG Partners

CECA
CITB
Keyline
Solent LEP

SCEEG Supporters

A-Plant
Bargate Homes
BRC
Fareham Borough Council
GFM
Globus
Greenham
Groundforce Shorco
Groundforce Training
Hampshire County Council
Hitachi
HRS
Hudsons
Marshalls
Midas
Polypipe
ProMech
Riley
Safeaid
SDS
Speedy
Taylor Wimpey
TJ Waste
Wavin
WP Group

Getting to CETC

CETC is located close to the Solent Airport on the B3385 to Lee-on-the-Solent, adjacent to our CEMAST campus.

Address

CETC
Meteor Way
Broom Way
Lee-on-the-Solent
PO13 9FU

By Phone

  • 01329 815 400

By Email

  • cetc@fareham.ac.uk
Travelling by car

Limited on-site parking is available, including motorbike parking.

 

Travelling by bus

A daily shuttle bus runs from Fareham College to CETC.

Regular bus services also run from Fareham Railway Station to CEMAST, which is a 5 minute walk from the CTEC campus.

 

Travelling by train

Fareham Train Station is a five-minute walk away from the main BRC campus, and on the main line between Portsmouth and Southampton. You can then catch a bus to CETC, which is approximately a 10 minute drive from Bishopsfield Road.

 

Travelling by bike

Secure, covered cycle racks are available at CETC and the campus is well connected via cycle paths. Students will be offered free cycle wear if they sign up as a regular cycle user.