In Partnership with The Solent Civil Engineering Employers’ Group, Fareham College are offering an exciting new Apprenticeship targeted at preparing young people and adults for a  career in civil engineering occupations.

The Civil Engineering and Groundworks Apprenticeship (CEGA) includes a certification required to work with a variety of construction equipment, and is ideally suited for those looking for an outdoor career that requires energy and stamina.

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.

Every successful apprentice will be offered a full-time permanent position at the end of their apprenticeship with one of the Group’s employers.

CETC is accepting applications.

To find out more and apply, follow the link below to the Government Apprenticeship website.

CEGA Course Details

The Apprenticeship lasts for 2 years, with the first 20 weeks spent at CETC undertaking intensive training to ensure you are fully-qualified and ready to work on-site.
You will then spend the remainder of the Apprenticeship in full time employment, with regular visits from a Fareham College Assessor who will review your progress.

As part of your initial 20 week training, you will obtain the following certifications and licenses, all essential for on-site employment:

  • CSCS card
  • Dumper license
  • Roller License
  • Abrasive wheels certification
  • Manual handling certification
  • CAT and Genny training
  • Banksman training

Skills & Progression

Construction and Civil Engineering Groundworkers are the first onto a construction site and work closely with supervisors and engineers to interpret design specifications to prepare the site ready for work to begin. They continue their work through the construction phase and also play an important part in the completion of the project.

This Apprenticeship enables you to gain the skills and experience needed to work within a variety of commercial and industrial settings, including:

  • Understanding technical drawings and plans
  • Working with architects, engineering and steel fixers
  • Surveying and planning resources
  • Design and installation of temporary works
  • Laying foundations for construction work
  • Making and using concrete types
  • Understanding various stone types and their uses
  • Understanding and fitting domestic and industrial drainage
  • Installing paths, edgings, kerbs and concrete finishes
  • Laying paving slabs and block paving
  • Safely work around existing services and surrounding environment