Please note, due to a technical issue, MyICE and event booking are currently unavailable. We are working hard to resolve the problem.

Event archive

Event Organiser: ICE

ICE President’s Future Leaders & Summer Project, South East webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 30 June 2020
  • 18:00 - 19:00
ICE President’s Future Leaders & Summer Project, South East webinar

About this event

Applications are now open for the ICE President’s Future Leaders!

Current Future Leaders, Holly Smith (Skanska / Mott MacDonald) and Louise Hetherington (Atkins), will explain their journeys to becoming a Future Leader and highlight the unique opportunities they are already benefitting from. The talk shall include valuable tips and advice which could help YOU to become one of next year's leaders.

Who are Future Leaders?

The ICE President’s Future Leaders scheme is a highly sought-after opportunity for the most motivated graduate and technician members to gain an insight into the top of the profession and to accelerate their early career development. Candidates that are successful will work on strategic ICE projects; attend key Institution events; meet senior industry people and politicians; be mentored by the President; and accompany her on regional visits. If you are selected as a President's Future Leader you'll be away from work for around 15 days in the year.

How to apply

The deadline to apply is Friday 24 July 2020. Download this year’s brochure for more information and then submit your completed application form, CV, reference from your line manager and the answer to the question to [email protected].

ICE Summer Project

The Thames Valley Graduate Student and Apprentice Committee will share news of a pilot summer project for students which the ICE is planning. This will not only offer students a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable industry experience to aid their professional development, but it also offers graduates and technicians a rewarding opportunity to support the students and further their own development.

For any other information about the committee or the meeting contact:

Ryan Farmer | Communications Coordinator of ICE Graduates Students Apprentice Thames Valley Branch 2019-20 [email protected]

Liam Addley | Event Organiser and Student Liaison of ICE Graduates Students Apprentice Thames Valley Branch 2019-20 [email protected]


Louise Hetherington

ICE President’s Future Leader

Louise Hetherington

Louise studied A-Level Maths, Geography, Physics and Music. After A-Levels she undertook a gap year, spending 6 months with trade federation Construct which she got through EDT’s Year in Industry (YINI). Louise then went on to study a MEng Civil Engineering degree at Plymouth University including a placement year. Her placement year was at Hockley and Dawson Consulting Engineer (also through YINI) and there she specialized in historic structures and regeneration.

After University, Louise became a Structural Engineer at Atkins in Bristol. Alongside this she has been the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead for the Infrastructure Business in UK & Europe and the Disability Network chair. Further, Louise is a mental health first aider, through which she co-founded Constructing Mindsets, a mental health podcast specifically for the construction industry. Outside of work, Louise runs her own dance fitness company.

Currently Louise is working towards Chartered status with the ICE, aiming to sit her review in 2021.

Holly Smith

ICE President’s Future Leader

Holly Smith

Holly studied A-Level Maths, Further Maths, Chemistry and Physics. Alongside this, she also took part in the EDT’s Engineering Education Scheme and Headstart at the University of Bristol. After the Headstart course, she fell in love with Bristol so went on to study MEng Civil Engineering degree at the university there. Throughout university, she was sponsored by Taylor Woodrow through the ICE QUEST Undergraduate Scholarship which provided an opportunity to complete three site-based summer placements, two of which were on Crossrail at Whitechapel Station.

After university, Holly took a six-month break to travel around India and Southeast Asia. She joined Skanska as a graduate engineer in January 2018, where she recently completed Skanska’s Graduate Development Scheme and is working towards Chartership. She is currently seconded to Mott MacDonald.

Event venue

United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

Scott Wood

e: [email protected]