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 for our next cohort are now open! Please apply now and we will be in touch with next steps.

Once you have submitted your application you will be invited for a pre-screen at Fareham College with a member of the Careers Centre team. Once successful you will be put forward for the recruitment day on 8 February 2022 with a view to starting, pending a successful interview, on 7 March 2022.

There will be an opportunity in the new year to come to the Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) in Lee-on-the-Solent and meet with the course leader in preparation for your interview. The Careers Centre Advisor will provide more information about this event at your pre-screen, and you will receive information before Christmas.

If you have any questions about the programme please email

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: £240 per week

Site Rate: £320 per week

Over 18

CETC Training Rate: £320 per week

Site Rate: £400 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.

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