Be the first to graduate from the CECA Scotland Academy.

Start your journey here and begin a career for life.

The CECA Scotland Academy is a training to work pathway creating qualified Civil Engineering Operatives (CEOs).

Few industries shape our nation in the way civil engineering does. Our industry drives Scotland’s economic growth, working across the roads, rail, water and power sectors; delivering the infrastructure our businesses and communities in Scotland rely on.

Employing over 30,000 workers and with £8.5billion worth of infrastructure projects scheduled in Scotland over the next decade, CECA Scotland together with the wider industry has created this academy as a pathway to create a route into employment and start a career for life.

Championing inclusivity and diversity in the sector, the programme has no entry requirements and applicants from all backgrounds across the country are encouraged to apply.

Becoming a Civil Engineering Operative

This short course and qualification involves 18 weeks full time at college and is a practical course delivered outdoors. Covering all aspects of health, wellbeing and working safety, it focuses on ground related works such as finding services, digging and reinstating ground, working with concrete, kerbs and drainage.

If you enjoy practical work and being outdoors this is the course and the job for you. Skilled Civil Engineering Operatives, with a few years’ experience and some overtime working are earning between £45,000 – £50,000 per annum.

Recruitment will open in December 2023

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This National Programme has been developed by industry by CECA Scotland, Energy Skills Partnership and Scotland’s colleges to create a route from full-time education directly into employment into the Scottish Civil Engineering Sector.

With an ethos centred on creating opportunities for individuals, employers and the wider industry, the CECA Scotland Academy is committed to shaping the future of the Scottish Civil Engineering sector.

We are proud to work with the following employers and partners: