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Amiri Construction appointed to build Fareham College’s new Civil Engineering Training Centre

Artist's impression of the new CETC building

Fareham College has obtained planning permission and appointed a building contractor for its new Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) in partnership with the Solent Civil Engineering Employers Group.

Fareham-based Amiri Construction has been appointed to construct the new multi-million pound campus, which has received funding from Solent LEP and will be located close to the College’s existing CEMAST (Centre of Excellence for Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training) campus in Lee-on-the-Solent.

The project aims to deliver more than 1,600 groundwork and civil engineering apprenticeships over a five-year period.

Mark Wells, Chairman of the Solent Civil Engineering Employers’ Group, said, “With over £15b worth of construction-based development in Hampshire over the next five years, the new training centre is good news for apprentices and students, good news for employers and good news for our local economy.”

CETC is currently a two-acre mock construction site that offers a unique and pioneering Groundwork and Civil Engineering Apprenticeship. It was set up in response to a county-wide skills shortage impacting civil engineering growth and expansion in the south.

Nigel Duncan, Fareham College Principal, said, “We’re delighted to have appointed Amiri Construction and to move this project to the next stage. Our new CETC campus, which is due to open in autumn 2019, will be a major asset for the College and the region. We will be training the next generation of skilled groundworkers and helping to fill an important gap, something that is much in demand by industry.”

For those interested in a career in Civil Engineering, applications are now open for Fareham College’s Civil Engineering and Groundworks Apprenticeship (CEGA) February 2019 cohort. 

Fareham College is judged ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted, the highest ranking available and has recently been named FE College of the Year by the Times Educational Supplement.

The College offers an exceptional learning environment and is a centre of excellence for teaching and learning. With a wide choice of subjects, £29 million of campus developments and excellent success rates, Fareham College is the first choice for ambitious students looking for the very best professional and technical training to set them on the path to a rewarding career or higher education.

The College offers a diverse range of courses that includes BTECs, NVQs, Traineeships, Apprenticeships, Higher Education and professional courses to prepare students for employment in their chosen career path or progression to university.

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