For all of the latest International news, please download the ICE International newsletter July 2014. There are approximately 12,500 ICE members in the Asia Pacific region (approximately 60% of all non UK members), spread over around 20 countries. At least 18 of these countries are represented locally by ICE representatives and local associations who are responsible for furthering the objectives of the Institution.

ICE Company Approved Training Schemes (CATS)

For the best kick start to your career once you leave university, the ICE recommends that you join an Approved Training Scheme.

The ICE has approved the training schemes of approximately 450 organisations globally. These schemes set out how the organisations will provide trainees with opportunities to gain the knowledge and experience required to complete Initial Professional Development (IPD) so their employees can go on and get an ICE professional qualification. A very important part of the scheme is the appointment by the employer of a mentor - known as a Supervising Civil Engineer (SCE) – for every trainee (note: an SCE can be mentor to multiple trainees). ICE staff will make regular contact with Approved Employers to ensure that commitments entered into are being honoured.

There are no geographical boundaries for ICE CATS, they are approved for global use subject to the agreement and support of the employer. Please check www.ice.org.uk/approvedemployers to see if your employer operates a CATS.

If you would like further information of how to become an Approved Employer, an SCE, or how to join a Training Agreement please contact the Professional Development Manager, Mike Rogers – mike.rogers@ice.org.uk.

Contact details

For any enquiries contact Area Manager Asia Pacific, Kathryn Miller on +44 207 665 2156 or kathryn.miller@ice.org.uk

For contact details of your nearest Representative and activity in your Country please click on the Country list on the right.