ICE President's Future Leaders

Every year, the ICE president chooses six of the brightest and most motivated graduate and technician members to be on the Future Leaders’ Scheme.

Professor Lord Robert Mair (centre) with his Future Leaders 2017-18. (From L-R) Asif Huq, Louisa King, Ayo Sokale, Simone Schmieder, Max Ng, Meghan Fick, Charlotte Murphy, Will Lavelle.
Professor Lord Robert Mair (centre) with his Future Leaders 2017-18. (From L-R) Asif Huq, Louisa King, Ayo Sokale, Simone Schmieder, Max Ng, Meghan Fick, Charlotte Murphy, Will Lavelle.

This popular and highly competitive scheme has been running since 2005. It gives graduate and technician members a unique opportunity to gain experience, develop skills and learn about the industry. You could meet and engage with senior engineering professionals, getting invaluable insight into industry development. You also become part of the Presidents' Future Leader alumni network and will have the opportunity to continue to work on an ICE project after your first year, if that matches your career aspirations. More information can be found in our information brochure.

Any technician member and graduate member, working towards their professional qualification, can apply to be a President's Future Leader.

Benefits

The President's Future Leader scheme has many benefits, not only for you, but also for your employer and ICE. Here are just a few examples.

President's Future Leaders:

  • Accelerate their early career development
  • Work on strategic projects that will make a real difference to the industry
  • Are mentored by the President and an ICE Director
  • Meet senior civil engineering professionals and key politicians
  • Learn about the industry and ICE
  • Get experience outside a normal work environment
  • Develop new skills and improve existing ones
  • Attend important ICE events

President's Future Leaders’ employers:

  • Build a reputation for employing talented, young and qualified engineers
  • Benefit from a more skillful, confident and well-rounded employee
  • Appear in industry publications, such as New Civil Engineer

ICE:

  • Uses feedback from Future Leaders and employers to improve products and services, and attract younger people into civil engineering
  • Learns from young members who provide fresh, innovative ways of thinking and communicating

Commitment

If you're chosen to be a Future Leader, you'll be away from work for around 15 days in the year. You'll also attend events and face-to-face meetings, and will need to discuss projects over the phone and by email.

Are you interested?

Webinar - watch the 2016/17 apprentices webinar discussing the scheme and how to apply

You will find that the webinar uses the scheme's former name – President's Apprentices – but the principles still apply. If you have any questions, please contact Joanne Hunt at: joanne.hunt@ice.org.uk.

Meet the 2017/18 President's Future Leaders

This year ICE President’s, Robert Mair, Future Leaders will be working on a variety of projects.

Meet the current President’s Future Leaders

Achievements of the Presidents' Apprentices and Future Leaders

Find out what our President's Apprentices and Future Leaders got up to

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