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.

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.

Innovative Future Leaders Programme (IFLP) is driving innovation in businesses across the sector

Inspiring Future Talent is an interactive, exciting and innovative approach to careers engagement

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

The Twelve Apprentices of Christmas
20 December 2019
On the first day of Christmas the foreman said to me… “First thing lads make the tea!” ...
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CoTrain Apprentice Training & Development Day - 30 Oct 2019
20 December 2019
As part of CoTrain's commitment to developing our apprentices, we host Training & Development (T&D) days that provide an opportunity for our apprentices to meet one another while encouraging them to develop their skillset and leadership potential.
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Dandara and CoTrain - a shared apprenticeship in action
10 September 2019
Case study with Dandara
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Our Blog

Cheesmur Building Contractors keeps hold of People Development
17 January 2020
The People Development category resonates with Cheesmur’s own core values, and their commitment to promoting positive attitudes to a team culture keeps them sponsoring year after year.
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CIOB continues to sponsor SME of the Year
27 November 2019
SMEs are the backbone of the industry and are recognised by Constructing Excellence and the CIOB for their dominance of and contribution to the supply chain.
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Value SECBE Awards 2019 finalist - Scania HQ, Milton Keynes
06 June 2019
Sponsored by Artelia Group
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Future Events

Oxford Construction Networking Breakfast with Oxfordshire County Council - 24th Jan 2020
24 January 2020
Bill's, North Gate Hall, St Michael's St, Oxford
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LCEC Networking Breakfast - London - 28th Jan 2020
28 January 2020
The Happenstance, 10 Paternoster Row, London EC4M 7DX
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Croydon CE Breakfast - 28th Jan 2020
28 January 2020
The Urban Xchange Bar, 1 Lansdowne Rd, Croydon
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