PASS RATES for the ICE's member professional review have hit record levels, with 84% of candidates successful in the recent autumn review.
Just under 300 applicants were successful in all, with the total number of applications of 356 significantly up on recent years.
The ICE is particularly pleased with the fact that more graduates are sitting - and passing - the review early in their careers.
In this session, 20% of successful applicants were 27 or under, compared to 13% in autumn 2000.
'It's not the process but the product that counts. Being chartered is not given out for timeserving, ' said ICE professional development manager Niall O'Hea. 'This message is finally getting through as the number of young engineers sitting and passing the professional review goes up. Long may it continue.'
The ICE is also pleased to see the recent introduction of dual corporate membership paying dividends, with eight graduates becoming full ICE members as incorporated engineers.
'These results demonstrate the growing recognition that achieving a professional qualification is a valuable step to success, ' said O'Hea.
'I am heartened by the way that self-motivated individuals, responsible employers and the profession's premier institution have worked together to develop individuals committed to the profession as a whole.'
The Institution is pleased to announce that the following candidates have been successful at their member professional review.
An asterisk (*) denotes those candidates who were commended on the standard of their written assignment.
Member chartered civil engineer: