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 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

Devon County Council: Major Housing Infrastructure for South West Exeter (A379)
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South West Exeter is a major development on the edge of Exeter with plans for around 2,500 new homes, 21.5 hectares of new employment development and a 1,400-pupil school. The scale of the site, and its steep topography bisected by the A379 (between the Devon Hotel and the A38), requires a large amount of civils

University of Plymouth – Student Placements
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CECA (South West) has a good working relationship with the University of Plymouth and just want to remind members of the opportunities for student placements through the university. Andrea Kemp is the Student Placement Officer at Plymouth University and therefore the first point of contact for CECA members wishing to take on students for their