Training and Development

For those who are attracted to the sector and for those already part of the workforce, it is essential that we provide high quality training and development opportunities to maintain and grow their competency.

At CECA (South West) we have developed a training and development programme for our members which focuses on contractual skills, predominantly the NEC form of contract. The training is provided by Mark Bezzant, Director, Bezzant Ltd. Bezzant Ltd specializes in construction law and commercial matters and Mark is highly respected in the industry for his vast experience and specialist knowledge. These courses are free to members and include comprehensive notes. Our programme for 2019 is:

  • 31 January 2019 – Compensation event procedure and assessments under the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (April 2013 Edition)
  • 4 April 2019 – Defined Cost under the NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (2013 Edition)
  • 8 May 2019 – NEC3 Engineering and Construction Subcontract (2013 Edition)
  • 5 June 2019 – Preparation and relevance of the Contract Data for the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract
  • 24 October 2019 – Compensation events under the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract
  • 21 November 2019 – Programmes under the NEC4 Engineering and Construction Contract

The following additional training events are also planned:-

Introduction to Rail Workshop – 26 February 2019

CECA South West Foundations Group – Bath University Industrial Placement Presentation Event
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Jack Walker, Kier (Chair of the CECA South West Foundations Group) had the pleasure of presenting to the second year civil engineering students of Bath University again this academic year enlightening them of the opportunities and prospects from industrial placement years and summer placements. Astonished to see so many second year students from the university

CECA SW Foundations Visit Plymouth Tamar Bridge
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The CECA South West Foundations Group has had a truly incredible experience on 23 October exploring the underside of the Plymouth Tamar Bridge as well as seeing its anchorages as part of a site tour, The Tamar Bridge team provided an excellent and very informative tour as well as promoting its new Educational Centre facilitating

CECA South West Foundations Group Attends CivSoc Careers Fair Event
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The CECA South West Foundations Group (SWFG) had a very successful careers fair event at the University of Plymouth’s annual CivSoc careers fair on Friday 11 October 2019 primarily focused on civil engineering and construction. The CECA SWFG provided students and graduates with an insight into contracting as a career in civil engineering and construction, as