Civil construction firms pivot to apprenticeship model

A pre-apprenticeship program has encouraged three of the state’s construction giants to invest in civil construction apprentices; growing capability and securing the future of their workforce.

Spearheaded by Statewide Group Training and Carey Training, the program has helped seven South Australians jobseekers gain a paid apprenticeship at Downer EDI Works, Fulton Hogan and SEM Group of Companies.

Participants are now undertaking a Certificate III in Civil Construction Plant Operations, a qualification the South Australian Government has recently made available through a hands-on apprenticeship pathway.