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Supporting Apprenticeships, SETA and Local School

A big thank you to our Year 1 Apprentice Myles England for supporting Spar-tec and Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) in promoting apprenticeship training at a recent Futures Fair at Crestwood School. As a formal pupil of Crestwood, Myles talked confidently to current students about his apprenticeship experiences. You can see some of his own work that was exhibited on the stand in the enclosed photo. SETA’s Engagement Services Co-ordinator joined Myles on the day and spoke of how passionately Myles spoke about his work and the course.

Client recommendation, Recent Works

Ocean Globe Race works compliment

We were proud to support the Baltic 55, Outlaw AU during a recent refit locally, prior to the current Ocean Globe race. The yacht previous raced in the 1985/86 Whitbread. Skipper Campbell Mackie emailed during a rest break in New Zealand to thank us: “Thank you for all the work you did for us on Outlaw prior to our departure from Southampton. I inspect the gooseneck regularly and it is a comfort to know its solidly built and installed. The riggers in Auckland have admired your work.” Outlaw completed the 3rd Leg on 18th February. 35 days hard racing and completion of the notorious Cape Horn passage climaxed in the 3 boats finishing within 7 hours of each other. The Ocean Global Race update reports that Outlaw slipped over the line in style.

We wish the team all the best for the rest of the race and watch this space for more updates.


Metal Fabrication Apprentice

We are very pleased to welcome Myles England to the Spar-tec team. Myles has recently started his Metal Fabrication Standard in conjunction with Southampton Engineering Training Association and will spend the first 20 weeks full time at the Engineering College. He will then return to our Workshop to continue his studies in the more traditional day release format completing an NVQ & BTEC qualification along the way to his Fabrication Standard qualification.


National Apprenticeship Week Feb’23

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) on Tuesday 7th February 2023. It was great to meet so many young people with a passion for engineering and talk to them about our apprenticeship vacancy for September 2023.

If you would like to know more about our apprenticeship please visit Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship – Find an apprenticeship (

Careers Fayre

Supporting local training provider

Our continued support of training for the next generation of engineers was again highlighted at the recent SETA Opening Evening. Southampton Engineering Training Association continue to lead the way in supporting Apprentices in our area so it was great to take part in their Opening Evening and see such enthusiasm from local school & college leavers who are pursuing a career in Engineering.

Careers Fayre

Spar-tec support Brookfield School Careers Event

Once again, Spar-tec proudly supported SETA (Southampton Engineering Training Association Ltd) at another local school careers event. Our team were warmly welcomed by staff and students at Brookfield Community School to discuss all things engineering. This event came at a particularly exciting time as we start the search for our next apprentice – likely to be in Summer 2023.

Recent Works

4th Eling Sea Scouts

We were very proud to support the 4th Eling Sea Scouts recently in the repair of the groups rowing dinghy. Their boating sessions are due to resume in September 2022 so we wish them all the best for many fun hours at sea.