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Technician meet, greet and eat

Event organised by ICE

22 May 2024
17:30 - 19:00 BST (GMT+1)
School of Engineering (Building 185)
Boldrewood Innovation Campus
Burgess Road
Southampton, SO16 7PP
United Kingdom
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Technicians are important members of the team working on new and existing projects in the civil engineering industry. All too often they are overlooked when it comes to professional qualification. This is an opportunity to find out why professional qualification is right for you.  

Meet other technicians who have already qualified as EngTech MICE members and EngTech FICE and the difference it has made to their working lives.  

Our local MDO, Harry Bird, will be on hand to give advice and information on how to prepare for the professional review process.  

Meet other technicians from the local technician community, share stories and opportunities, seek help and advice on a variety of topics and get to know your regional technician rep Susan Hawkes, EngTech FICE.


School of Engineering (Building 185)
Boldrewood Innovation Campus
Burgess Road
SO16 7PP’


17:30 - 18:00

Arrivals, networking and refreshments

18:00 - 18:45

Presentation by Susan Hawkes, EngTech FICE on the benefits of professional qualification and George Buchanan on his career to date and successful receipt of the Technician QUEST Scholarship

18:45 - 19:00



Meeting round up and close


Sue Hawkes

Sue Hawkes

Berryrange Ltd

cad technician

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Sue Hawkes

Professionally qualified at EngTech in 2018, technician rep for Kent and East Sussex 2019, vice chair for KES 2020, chair of KES 2021 & 2022, South East Region Council rep 2023, 2024 and 2025.

Organiser of the Technician Teabreak, a monthly online forum for technicians to meet informally and inspiration behind Technician Timeout, Welsh Technician Bi-monthly meetings and NI Technician quarterly meetings.

George Buchanan

George Buchanan

Portsmouth City Council

highway engineer

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George Buchanan

George is a highway engineer working for Portsmouth City Council. He is responsible for a range of projects including multimillion pound bus service improvements and remodelling an existing junction to allow for post Brexit import checks. He started his career as a labourer for a housing developer and through the construction industry he has been allowed opportunities to progress his career such as the degree apprenticeship he started whilst working as a CAD technician at Hampshire County Council, currently he is in the fourth year of the five year course.