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Mentor or be mentored, urges ICE

The ICE is calling on professionally qualified members to get involved in its new mentoring scheme by registering to mentor or be mentored.

The scheme, currently being piloted, aims to match experienced and knowledgeable ICE members with less experienced professionally qualified members who are looking for support, advice and guidance. It is part of the ICE’s commitment to support members’ CPD.

Mentors must have five years or more experience as qualified engineers, engineering technicians, incorporated engineers or chartered engineers. They will benefit by developing their coaching, communication and leadership skills, enhancing their CPD and building professional networks.

Those seeking to be mentored must have qualified within the last 15 years and will be matched with someone of greater experience. They will be given the opportunity to learn from an experienced civil engineer, be given impartial, objective and confidential career advice and gain a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience which can also contribute to CPD.

An online platform will help to make the initial match, based on areas of common interest and experience. Other resources and tools will also be available to offer advice and guidance.

The ICE is also launching a further online tool to help trainees manage and complete their initial professional development before taking their Professional Review. This will be launched in January 2015 and is part of the Institution’s programme to streamline the process of becoming a member.

For further information on the web, click here

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