Fareham College is working with trade association SAFed (Safety Assessment Federation), and two of its member companies (Allianz and Zurich) to develop and deliver a brand-new Level 4 Engineer Surveyor Apprenticeship.
Nine Apprentices from Allianz and four from Zurich Engineering have embarked on the two-year Apprenticeship programme, which focuses on providing high-quality training in state-of-the-art facilities at the College’s award-winning Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) and on-the-job experience for learners to progress into the role of Engineer Surveyor.
Caroline Hamilton, Chief Executive at SAFed said, “We are delighted to welcome our first cohort of learners onto this brand-new Level 4 Apprenticeship for Engineer Surveyors. At SAFed we work closely with our members on raising safety standards within the industry. Collaborating with outstanding training provider Fareham College, means that we can offer our members access to this brand-new Apprenticeship standard and award-winning, industry-standard facilities in which to train. Fareham College has been extremely flexible and supportive of our needs which was to offer training in blocks rather than day-release, to ensure that learners are able to access state-of-the-art training and facilities and then apply that learning when out in the field. We hope to be able to work with more of our members on this exciting new Apprenticeship standard and offer more learners the opportunity to become the Engineer Surveyors of the future.”
Amir Khan, Allianz Level 4 Engineer Surveyor Apprentice said, “I used to be a driver for Tesco, but I have always had a passion for engineering. When I saw the Engineer Surveyor Apprenticeship advertised, I knew I had to apply. It is fantastic that we can do our training at Fareham College’s Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC). It is one of the most high-tech facilities I have trained in, and far exceeds what I have experienced previously. Even though we have just started our training, I can see that everything I need to learn to become an Engineer Surveyor, I will learn by undertaking this Apprenticeship and I am really looking forward to getting stuck in!”
Stanley Carter, Zurich Level 4 Engineer Surveyor Apprentice added, “I have already completed a four-year Apprenticeship in Aerospace Engineering and worked for one year as an aircraft fitter, but I decided that I wanted to pursue something new. Even though I have only just started this Apprenticeship, it has been really good so far. The fact that Fareham College can offer on-block learning, rather than day release, is of huge benefit as we are able to consolidate our learning in bigger chunks and then use what we have learnt out in the field. I am building upon my existing skills and knowledge and I am really looking forward to applying them when working out in the field.”
Engineer Surveyors provide a vital role in the construction and engineering industries enabling the safe installation and operation of plant equipment to protect employees and the public who use it. At the end of the Apprenticeship programme, learners will be eligible for professional status at Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) level and will be encouraged to apply through a relevant Institute. The (Level 4) Apprenticeship qualification will enable them to progress within the role of Engineer Surveyor by unlocking the range and complexity of equipment that they will be permitted to examine.
Fareham College’s Managing Director Business, Partnerships and Commercial, Anoushka Ottley said, “We are thrilled to be working with SAFed, Allianz and Zurich on delivering this new Level 4 Engineer Surveyor Apprenticeship and offering these new apprentices the opportunity to train at the College’s award-winning Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC). We are looking forward to continuing to work with these organisations and more in the future to grow this Apprenticeship provision and welcome enquiries from other organisations who may wish to get involved.”
For further information about the Level 4 Engineer Surveyor Apprenticeship visit safed.co.uk. For information regarding applying for this Apprenticeship at Allianz, please visit allianz.co.uk/about-allianz/careers-at-allianz/engineer-surveyor-apprenticeship.html and for information regarding applying for this Apprenticeship at Zurich, please visit zurich.co.uk/careers/apprenticeships/engineering-surveyor. For information about Fareham College’s Civil Engineering Training Centre, (CETC) please visit fareham.ac.uk/cetc.