Investing in the future

CETC is an Award winning and state-of-the-art training facility
providing a fully operational and realistic groundworks
and civil engineering training environment.

Investing in the future

The Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC) was established in 2017 in response to a country-wide skills shortage that was stifling civil engineering growth and expansion in the south of England. To tackle the problem head-on, Blanchard Wells initiated the partnership of 16 local civil engineering, groundworks and construction companies, called the Solent Civil Engineering Employer Group (SCEEG). In conjunction with Fareham College, we created a unique Apprenticeship training programme that would address these issues, support the construction industry across the region and create more jobs and opportunities for skilled groundworkers.

CETC is a state-of-the-art training centre, designed to provide a fully operational, realistic groundworks and civil engineering training environment and is fully equipped with the machinery, tools, materials and resources needed to ensure all apprentices develop work-ready skills and complete the relevant licences needed to work successfully on-site. Blanchard Wells frequently visit the campus to support training, mentor apprentices and maintain the strong industry connections that the training scheme is renowned for.

Award-winning training facility

CETC is now an award-winning training facility and was judged ‘Apprentice Initiative of the Year’ at the Prestigious Construction Excellence SECBE awards and ‘Construction Apprenticeship Provider of the Year’ at the FE Week and AELP ACC Apprenticeship Awards.

If you are interested in applying for our next cohort of apprentices, please contact our Recruitment Manager, Carole, on 07767 115597

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Office / Yard

  • Quantity Surveyors
  • Estimators
  • Administration
  • Accounts
  • Plant Fitter
  • Yard Operatives


  • Project Managers (Civils and/or Structures)
  • Site Managers (Civils and/or Structures)
  • Setting Out Engineers
  • Machine Operatives
  • Specialist Drain Layers
  • Paving Gangs
  • Groundworkers
  • Specialist Formwork Carpenters
  • General Formwork Carpenters
  • Striking Gangs
  • Concrete Operatives


  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical Fitters
  • Shuttering Carpentry
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Construction Management
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