The purpose of the training scheme is to support civil engineers during their Initial Professional Development (IPD), through to their application to the ICE for Professional Review. IPD bridges the gap between a trainee’s formal education and professional qualification. As a commitment to the training scheme, Multiconsult provides trainees with the relevant training and project experience necessary to complete their IPD. Learning and gaining experience at work helps trainees to hold positions of responsibility and make independent judgements, which are requirements of becoming a member of the ICE.
The training scheme can be used by anyone who is applying for membership of the ICE (MICE) or associate membership (AMICE). The grade of membership applied for depends on educational background and experience during IPD. Trainees that successfully attain membership of the ICE are also able to register with the Engineering Council UK as either a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), or Engineering Technician Member (EngTech TMICE).
Having employees with professional memberships is of importance to Multiconsult as it makes it easier to sell the services of its professional staff. Some clients specifically request staff working on their projects to be accredited by a professional body.