Last edited 16 Feb 2023

Engineering construction skills bootcamp


The engineering construction skills bootcamp at South Devon College is intended to provide opportunities for those struggling to find employment after leaving university. It could also encourage people who may be interested in pursuing changes in careers.


[edit] Introduction

In November 2021, a skills bootcamp for people interested in a career in the engineering construction industry will be introduced at South Devon College. It is part of the Government’s Lifetime Skills Guarantee and Plan for Jobs.

[edit] Course overview

The programme at South Devon College has been developed in partnership with Willmott Dixon, Midas, BAM Nutall and Keir Construction. Participants will benefit from continuous formative assessment with one of the four employers through employer hubs.

The flexible course of up to four weeks gives participants the opportunity to build up sector specific skills and fast track them to an interview with a local employer. Key elements in the programme include renewable energy technology, water treatment, digital construction and commercial management.

The programme will be led by Andrew Finch and will be flexible and adaptable to meet the needs of all participants, including employers co-delivering masterclasses and offering work experience.

[edit] South Devon College

South Devon College is a general further and higher education college and degree awarding body, serving Torbay, Teignbridge and the South Hams. It has campuses at Paignton, Torquay and Newton Abbot. The South Devon Marine Academy is based on the River Dart in Kingswear.

The college has an apprenticeship programme which has provided work-based training to 1,500 apprentices of all ages. The programme worked with nearly 700 employers in 2018/19.

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