FAQs

Your questions answered

How long has Enka been training site engineers?

Enka has been training site engineers since March 1998, and since that time over 4000 students have successfully passed the course.

How many of your trainees go on to work as site engineers?

A survey found that over two thirds of site engineers currently working in the UK have been trained by Enka. This is a vocational training course so the vast majority of our graduates have gone on to put their setting out knowledge into practical use.

Has Enka recommended engineers to construction companies?

Yes, some of our graduates have gone on to work for major companies across the UK as a direct result of their involvement with Enka.

I have a civil engineering degree and I can't find a job, my friends have found a job after attending the Enka site engineer training course. Please can you explain why?

Degree courses are heavily weighted towards theoretical understanding. Enka provide a practical and methodical platform from which to build upon. Our training courses are specifically tailored to construction companies’ requirements.

Does the course involve site visits?

No. The course is very intensive so it wouldn't be viable to spend time travelling from the classroom to sites. All the training is simulated to scale within the confines of the training facility. Students also have the use of an online virtual construction site allowing them to observe and practice building everything that would occur on a real site. 

Will I really be able to become a site engineer within just two weeks?

Yes, with dedication and commitment to learning you will be surprised at how far you can come in two weeks although it will be a very steep learning curve.

Even if I pass, will I not be out of my depth?

No. We are confident that every student who passes will have the skills to become an accurate and precise site engineer.

What if I can't pass the course?

You can attend a one week course free of charge. This one week course will cover the subjects that you learnt in the first course.

What if I can't pass the re-take?

Enka has a pass rate of 90%, and a candidate that shows dedication and commitment will not fail the re-take. If you are worried about any aspect of the course, please call the office and arrange an interview before booking.

Will I be provided with a course work-book and manual before the course starts?

Yes, all of the information will be sent to you if you have booked the course one month in advance, otherwise it will be provided when you start the course free of charge.

What does a Site Engineer do?

Site Engineers perform a technical, organisational and supervisory role on construction projects, including setting out roads, drains, sewers and structures involved in construction operations.

Site engineers apply designs and plans to mark out the site and can be involved in projects ranging from small scale to multi-million pound ventures. This may include civil, road, rail and other infrastructure projects.

A site engineer works as part of the site management team liaising with and working alongside architects, engineers, construction managers, supervisors, planners, surveyors and subcontractors. They share responsibility for site security, health and safety, and the organisation and supervision of material and human resources.

A civil engineer can be a designer, site engineer, project manager, construction manager, project coordinator and so on, Site engineer is only a designation in construction. Civil and Structural Engineers can only be a good site engineer if they work on site more then 10 years.