About SETA

SETA stands for the Southampton Engineering Training Association. We were set up in 1969 to train engineering apprentices for local industry. We are a charity and a limited company, and our Board of Trustees is made up of local businessmen and women.


Our Training Centre in Millbrook, Southampton, was opened by Earl Mountbatten of Burma in 1969 and we have been training apprentices here ever since.


We quickly expanded operations to include adult training. We provide accredited, industry-recognised training to an advanced level, delivered by highly experienced staff with vast industry knowledge, and we have been playing a key role in developing and transforming workforces for over 45 years.


We now offer a range of training courses for adults, including Electrical City and Guild courses, ECITB CCNSG Safety Passports courses, CompEx, Welding, Machining, Safe Use of Equipment, Forklift training, as well as NVQs for adults in the workplace. We are now one of the largest CompEx and AM2 Assessment Centres in the South of England.


We remain committed to quality engineering training for young people and have built links with local schools to try to encourage young people into the industry. We hold two Open Evenings every year providing the opportunity to look around SETA and our workshops, meet the staff, as well as employers.


SETA is proud to be a member of ALPHI, the Association of Learning Providers for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.



Engineering Apprenticeships

Become an Apprentice

Engineering Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to gain a nationally recognised qualification, whilst being in employment.

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Employ an Apprentice

Employers - Find an Apprentice

SETA help you recruit the right person to choosing the appropriate qualifications and supporting you throughout the Apprenticeship.

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Industry Training Courses

Wide Range of Courses

SETA offer a wide range of courses for industry including adult courses. Find out how we can help you by following the link below.

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