The ICE President's Apprentice Scheme, which is open to all technicians and ICE graduate members working towards their professional qualification, has been running since 2005 and offers a unique opportunity to gain experience, develop skills, learn about the industry and be mentored by the ICE President.
This year the scheme is expanding from a one year opportunity to a more extended career development program. The successful apprentices will attend ICE events, meet senior industry people and join Sir John on regional visits.
They will also choose a strategic project to work on to help make a real contribution to the profession. Projects include ICE's flagship State of the Nation report, the 'This is Civil Engineering' public awareness campaign and activities to help attract young people into the profession.
At the end of the President's twelve month term the apprentices automatically become part of the President's Apprentice 'alumni network', which provides opportunities to engage and network with a dynamic peer group for the rest of their career.
The six successful President's Apprentices are:
Nicholas Thorley, Graduate Civil Engineer, Sellafield Ltd
Nicholas will be representing the next generation on the Engineering Collection working group, helping to bring ICE's archives to life.
Emma Galley, Section Engineer, Skanska
Emma will be assisting with the development of ICE's flagship State of the Nation report next year.
Alex Crump, Graduate Engineer, Devon County Council
Alex will also be assisting with the development of ICE's flagship State of the Nation report next year.
Sam Hewlings, Graduate Tunnel Design Engineer, UnPS
Sam will be helping to attract young people into civil engineering.
Musa Chunge, Graduate Engineer, Laing O'Rourke
Musa will be part of a project to help ICE members navigate the international differences in civil engineering practices.
Aaron Matthew, Civil Engineer, Transport for London
Aaron will be helping to develop ICE's "This is Civil Engineering" public awareness campaign.