Bob Webb with the ICE certificate

The VGC Group’s graduate training scheme has been approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

This approval shows that we can provide the variety and depth of experience to allow our graduate trainees to meet the high standards of the ICE. Our first graduates will aim for incorporated membership of the ICE, an internationally recognised level of professional attainment.

We are also encouraging suitable people to become Technician Members of the Institution (TMICE) and several staff are working towards this recently introduced qualification. TMICE membership is a mark of expertise to employers and their clients; it recognises the considerable skills acquired by  people who have experience in construction but who may not be able to satisfy the academic criteria necessary to become incorporated or chartered members of the Institution.

“This has been the culmination of a lot of work over two years and means that our graduates are receiving structured training and experience to become members of the ICE,” said Bob Webb, non-executive director and himself a chartered engineer. “I have been a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers for over 35 years and have seen the benefits of this throughout my career. Apart from the status it confers by being a member of one of the most respected engineering institutions in the world, it has enabled me to work in many different countries by satisfying the qualification requirements for the necessary work permits.”

We hope that the first TMICE candidates will be able to apply for membership in early 2016. The first VGC graduates are expected to complete their training period in 2017 and will then be ready to apply for ICE membership.

Find out more about VGC’s staff training and development schemes.


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