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Armitt chooses six apprentices for new look programme

Incoming ICE President, Sir John Armitt, has selected six apprentices to shadow him during his year in office. 

They will also have the opportunity to work on a strategic project to make a contribution to the profession. 

The ICE President’s Apprentice Scheme is open to all technicians and ICE graduate members working towards their professional qualification and has been running since 2005. It offers a unique opportunity to gain experience, develop skills, learn about the industry and be mentored by the ICE President. 

Sir John Armitt

Sir John Armitt

This year the scheme is expanding to include a more extended career development programme. The apprentices will attend ICE events, meet senior industry people and join Armitt on regional visits. 

Armitt’s apprentices will automatically become part of the President’s Apprentice “alumni network” after his presidential term ends. This will provide career long opportunities to engage and network with a dynamic peer group. 

The six presidential candidates:

Nick Thorley

Nicholas Thorley, graduate civil
engineer, Sellafield

He will work on the Engineering
Collection working group, which is
helping to bring ICE’s archives to life

Emma Galley

Emma Galley, section engineer,

She will help with the ICE’s flagship
State of the Nation report next year

Alex Crump

Alex Crump, graduate engineer,
Devon County Council

Crump will help develop next year’s
ICE State of the Nation report

Sam Hewlings

Sam Hewlings graduate tunnel
design engineer, UnPS

Will help attract young people
into civil engineering

Musa Chunge

Musa Chunge graduate engineer,
Laing O’Rourke

Chunge joins a project to understand
differences in international civil
engineering practices

Aaron Matthew

Aaron Matthew, civil engineer,
Transport for London

Will help with the development
of the “This is Civil Engineering”


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