While virtual reviews will remain the norm, the ICE is seeking to hold small face-to-face sessions around the UK throughout the year, with the first one taking place in London this May.
The ICE will reinstate in-person Professional Reviews in 2022 as a result of the end of Covid-19 restrictions in the UK.
The institution recognised that individual requirements mean that in-person reviews are a better option for some candidates.
On that basis, ICE will be re-introducing some in-person sessions in different locations throughout the year and will give priority to candidates with relevant needs.
The first of these review days will take place in London, in May.
The ICE will be contacting candidates who have individual requirements, and who marked their preference when applying for the May session, depending on their location.
Further small-scale face-to-face reviews will be offered in other UK locations in 2022 as the institution learns from that experience.
To find out who's eligible, and how to apply, please check the relevant professional review guidance available on the ICE website or contact a member of the team.
Online reviews will remain the norm
Virtual Professional Reviews will remain the norm, as it allows the institution to offer more frequent and flexible options to candidates, and because doing so delivers substantial carbon savings.
Reviews moved from being almost completely in-person to nearly 100% online with the introduction of safety measures against Covid-19 in March 2020.
With the help of reviewers and support teams, ICE was able to re-schedule 500 online reviews by the end of June 2020, with the remaining candidates being offered the chance to sit in July of that same year.
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The ICE continues to mentor an increasing number of candidates towards all three of its professionally qualified grades: Technician, Incorporated and Chartered engineer.
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