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Consortium celebrates ICE Review passes

Chris Croft, Ray Cantwell, Regina Tumblepot and Sean Butler (left to right), met with ICE President Geoff French (centre) following a recent ceremony at One Great George Street, where they were presented with their TMICE EngTech certificates.

ICE Review passes

They are four of five young engineering technicians who are the first to successfully complete the ICE professional review and achieve EngTech status via the Technician Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC) scheme. The fifth, Calvin Mills, was unable to attend the ceremony.

The TAC, established in 2010, brings together engineering consultancies to enable them to meet their business needs through the recruitment and training of technician apprentices. It also ensures there is a valued work-based route to professional status for aspiring engineers, and increases the number of companies appreciating the benefits it brings and therefore providing technician apprenticeship places.

The six founding member companies were Arup, Capita Symonds, Halcrow, Hyder Mott MacDonald and WSP, and the scheme now has close to 400 apprentices in training. These apprentices received their professional qualification ahead of this week’s National Apprentice Week and the launch of a new collaborative ICE, Institution of Mechanical Engineers and Institution of Engineering & Technology “EngTechNow” campaign.

This aims to increase the status of Engineering Technicians, and register 100,000 new Engineering Technicians by 2020.

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