COMING SOON – WATA’s Highways & Plant Training Academy

WATA is pleased to announce that with funding from the Greater Cambridgeshire and Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (GCGP LEP) work has started on the Highways Academy which will be used to train the future highways maintenance operatives, supervisors, service engineers and electrical supervisors who will be working on future projects such as the A14, Ely Bypass and Stansted upgrade The facility will offer a fully contextualised learning environment and provide a full range of apprenticeships, commercial programmes and traineeships helping develop the skills required to support major infrastructure investment during the next 10 years. Caption 2Caption1

Replica section of A14

Work being carried out at WATA on the Highways Academy WATA has also received GCGP LEP funding to develop an Enterprise Zone plant-training academy which will help train the future construction industry plant operators and also provide an extension to the Highways Academy activity. In partnership with Urban and Civic and JCB WATA will be launching a plant-training offer by the 3rd of May 2016 Working with Urban and Civic the Enterprise Zone developers at Alconbury WATA have secured land and buildings on the site. With the support of JCB in the form of new plant equipment on loan WATA will be able to deliver CPCS categories for 360 Excavator, 180 Excavator, Telehandler, Ride on Roller, Forward Tipping Dumper, Mini Digger, Slinger Signaller and Appointed Persons. The offer at Alconbury will include apprenticeship and commercial programmes and will support the National Skills Academy for Construction on the Enterprise Zone as well as the wider work across major projects in the Region such as the A14 development. Bookings can now be made for our range of adult plant courses and apprenticeships Call 01480 435544 or email for general enquiries or for Apprenticeship training information