The President's Apprentice initiative started in 2005, when Gordon Masterton showed real commitment to graduates during his year in office by starting the scheme. ICE President Geoff French will continue the scheme in 2013/14 focusing on the theme of 'Communications and Engagement'.
What is the scheme?
- Graduate members working towards professional qualification can become a President’s Apprentice. An apprentice will gain direct experience of the Presidential role and a better understanding of the workings of the Institution. Graduates also have direct access to the President
What do I gain?
You could get:
- 2 individual mentoring sessions with the President
- 2-3 group mentoring sessions with the President
- be involved with the President’s initiatives for his year
- shadow and observe how a senior and influential figure in the industry operates
- exposure to the workings of the Institution at a senior level
- experiences outside the normal work environment such as travel, visit planning, new skills and competences such as speech development, government affairs, customer (member) complaints, etc
- to attend a major influencing event at an employer, academic or client forum or a meeting with a senior civil servant or minister
- a better understanding of what the organisation does and can offer
- to meet ‘engaged’ members in your region
What will my employer gain?
Your employer will receive:
- additional skills development opportunities
- a more confident employee
- a champion to support training and HR managers encouraging young engineers to become professionally qualified
- networking development outside the normal environment
- opportunities for publicity around the Apprentice
- insights on how ICE is approaching key issues facing the profession and its future
- relevant initial professional development for the employee
What does ICE gain?
ICE will see more:
- involvement of younger members and a unique opportunity for development
- young engineers who can communicate their knowledge to a wide audience
- opportunities for Apprentices to liaise directly with the President (a voice to the top) to discuss issues froom a graduate member’s perspective
- opportunities to promote wider engagement of young members
Who is eligible?
- All graduate members of ICE in the UK who have at least one year’s working experience post-graduation.