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Routes to success


Jackie Whitelaw has hit the nail on the head about the ICE being inclusive (NCE 7 November). I am one of those people who failed A levels and trained without an ICE Agreement, but am now a chartered engineer.

I was a speaker at a recent Association of London Graduates & Students (ALGS) meeting entitled How to Pass the Professional Review. Of the 50 or so people who attended, several were following a similar route to mine and it was apparent that the ICE was doing little to help these people.

I hope that Professor Long will include people with the nonstandard route to membership in his revamp of the routes to membership. I suggest he includes:

A dedicated liaison officer for those following nonstandard routes

The ICE reaching out to graduates and mature engineers to encourage them to qualify

Producing dedicated guidance for those not training under agreement I would be happy to contribute my experiences to any initiative.

Mark Philpotts (M), mark.

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