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In partnership with The Solent Civil Engineering Employers’ Group, Fareham College is offering an exciting new Apprenticeship programme designed to prepare young people and adults for a career in civil engineering occupations.

The Civil Engineering and Groundworks Apprenticeship (CEGA) will enable participants to develop the skills needed to work in a diverse range of construction sites, and get paid a wage while gaining a recognised qualification.

CEGA will be delivered at The Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC), and the course has been specially designed to ensure all apprentices are job ready after a twenty-week site preparation programme.

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

Apprenticeships at CETC

If you want a career in construction and have energy and enthusiasm, the Solent Civil Engineering & Groundworks Apprenticeship will help you develop the skills to work on a variety of commercial and industrial building sites, and get paid while gaining a recognised qualification.

If you’re already working on site and want to gain a formalised qualification to develop your skills for future progression, this apprenticeship could be suitable for you too. Places on this apprenticeship programme are in high demand so you must be willing to demonstrate your commitment to training and pursuing a career in the construction industry.

Rates of Pay

Apprenticeships enable students to earn a wage while gaining their qualification. Rates of pay vary depending upon age but are highly competitive in comparison to other Apprenticeship schemes and jobs in different industries.

Under 18

CETC Training Rate: £200 per week

Site Rate: £280 per week

Over 18

CETC Training Rate: £280 per week

Site Rate: £360 per week

Bonuses are also available for full completion of all qualifications during the CETC Training Period and for holding a full valid Driving Licence when moving from CETC Training to site work.

Career Options

The skills of qualified civil engineers and groundworkers are highly sought after to support construction projects and infrastructure development in areas including:

  • Roads and highways
  • Railways
  • Residential housing
  • Public sector builds (e.g. schools, hospitals)
  • Commercial and industrial builds
  • Leisure builds (e.g. community buildings, leisure centres)
  • Specialist establishments within defence, military, aviation and marine
  • Private builds

SCEEG Employers

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

Travel Support

For the duration of the 20-week training course at CETC in Lee-on-the-Solent, and the duration of the apprenticeship, a daily travel allowance will be provided.

Partners involved in delivering the apprenticeship have sites across Hampshire, so every effort will be made to ensure apprentices are based on a site within a reasonable distance to their home locality.