Could you be the next president's apprentice?

Incoming ICE President, Lord Robert Mair, has put out his call for six to eight Technician or Graduate Members to join him as president’s apprentices in the institution’s 200th anniversary year.

Professor Tim Broyd and his apprentices
Professor Tim Broyd and his apprentices

The president’s apprentice scheme is a fantastic opportunity for up and coming engineers and technicians to gain an insight into the top of the profession and to boost their careers. Successful candidates will work on strategic ICE projects; attend key Institution events; meet senior industry people and politicians; and be mentored by the President and accompany him on regional visits.

Robert will be using his experience and passion for technology and innovation to highlight the benefits of civil engineering in ICE’s 200th anniversary year. Clearly, the world has changed phenomenally since the Institution’s inception, with civil engineering at the very heart of the developments that have shaped the way we live now. Looking to the future, civil engineers will continue to shape the world if they embrace, adapt to, and manage change - particularly the opportunities presented by new technologies. Doing so is vital if civil engineers are to deliver healthy natural and built environments for people around the world.

Robert says, “Becoming a president’s apprentice will provide exciting opportunities to be involved at the heart of the Institution during this important time. I hope you will be inspired to join me”.

Find out more

To find out more about the scheme, and get advice on making your application, book a place on our President's Apprentice Scheme webinar. Previous apprentices will share their experiences, and explain how they made their applications.

Find out more and book your place

Make your application

The scheme is open to all ICE Technician Members and Graduate members working towards professional qualification.

Applicants should submit their CV, a reference from their line manager, and a statement, of no more than 500 words, answering the question “How can technology developments be employed in civil engineering to transform lives?”

Submit applications to by 4 September 2017.

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