Qualifications & career development

ICE can support you throughout your lifetime as a civil engineer, from the moment you start to look for a suitable academic qualification, through all stages of your career development.

Graduate Careers

The Graduate careers section provides you with information, advice and guidance to help you make an informed career choice on the current career opportunities available to you as a graduate engineer.

► Find out more about the helpful advice and guidance available in the Graduate careers section

Educational Base

Academic qualifications, supplemented by further learning, provide a good start to a civil engineering career. This is known as your Educational Base.

► Find out more about achieving an Educational Base

Initial Professional Development (IPD)

As you start work as a civil engineer, you will begin developing the specialist skills and knowledge you require to become professionally qualified. The name given to this phase of development is Initial Professional Development (IPD).

► ICE provides a framework defining IPD and can help you in a number of ways.

Other Professional Qualifications

As well as becoming professionally qualified with ICE, you can also gain recognition for your management or environmental knowledge, skills and experience.

Find out more about becoming a Chartered Manager (CMgr) or Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)

Specialist Registers

ICE maintains a list of Specialist Professional Registers in a range of engineering related fields. These help to promote excellence in specialist fields beyond professional qualification, and to provide a benchmark of professional quality.

► Find out more about specialist registers

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development CPD) is a life-long activity, starting with IPD and going beyond the attainment of professional qualification. Effective CPD keeps you abreast of technological and commercial changes in your field of interest and is necessary to maintain your professional competence.

► Read on to find out more about ICE’s approach to CPD

Jobs and employer profiles

The ICE Group can provide information on suitable jobs, as well as profiles of employers, to help you choose or change an employer.

► Find out more about jobs and employer profiles



Membership grades and how to join

Qualifications & career development

ICE currently offers eight grades of membership.

Member benefits

Qualifications & career development

ICE offers some great benefits to our members. Have a look at what we offer:

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