CoTrain

Leaders in construction

The SECBE team works with businesses to drive positive change in the industry. We come up with great ideas and partnerships to respond to pressing industry challenges and create programmes to develop understanding and inspire new processes, products and services. 

The team engage with a wide spectrum of stakeholders including:

  • Individual companies
  • Frameworks / supply chains
  • Construction clients
  • Government / local authorities


Major programmes

CoTrain, our Shared Apprenticeship Scheme recruits, employs and supports over 50 apprentices.

Inspiring Future Talent aims to bring together employers, students and educators to encourage young people to pursue a career in the sector.

The Constructing Excellence SECBE Awards inspire hundreds of people to demonstrate the talent and collaborative culture that creates great companies and projects.

Construction Logistics and Community Safety (CLOCS) is championing the safest construction journeys across the UK.

Inspiration, Innovation and Collaboration

SECBE delivers on its core values by bringing parties together to achieve a much greater impact than independent action can sustain. 

We have a wide sphere of influence in both the public and private sectors and with professional and industry bodies. 

A strategic non-executive board and our 'not-for-profit' status enables us to reinvest for the greater good of the industry.

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Recent News

Paid-work-trials - Interview with Chris Anderson, Francis Construction
06 March 2019
Francis Construction uses ‘paid-work-trials’. We talked to Chris about how using paid-work-trials has helped his business.
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CoTrain launches the Community Giving Award
05 March 2019
CoTrain recognises and rewards outstanding performance with our Apprentice of the Month and new Community Giving Award
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CoTrain Apprentices Awarded for outstanding effort
29 January 2019
Apprentice of the Month & Highly Commended Awards
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Our Blog

Apprenticeship Initiative Winners 2018
06 November 2018
Civil Engineering Training Centre (CETC)
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Building Project of the Year (£10m and under) Winner 2018
10 October 2018
Willmott Dixon - Heathfield Academy
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Civils Project of the Year winner 2018
10 October 2018
Network Rail
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Future Events

CLOCS Annual Conference 2019
20 March 2019
The National Motorcycle Museum, Birmingham
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Constructing Excellence Oxford present Grenfell - The Impact
20 March 2019
Said Business Centre, Park End Street, Oxford, OX1 1HP
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Oxford Construction Networking Breakfast March 2019
22 March 2019
Bill's, North Gate Hall, St Michael's St, Oxford, OX1 2DU
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