WHAT IS MENTOR SUPPORTED TRAINING?
This training supports you in completing your Initial Professional Development (IPD) which is the first step to achieving your CEng or IEng professional qualification. You are required to have completed your IPD prior to your application for Professional Review. EngTech applicants are not required to complete IPD but would benefit from following Mentor Supported Training.
Please contact me to discuss how I can provide you support and guidance in completing your IPD and progress to your Professional Review.
"Develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change and/or they may have technical accountability for complex systems with significant levels of risk."
"Maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation."
"Apply proven techniques and procedures to the solution of practical engineering problems."
WHAT DOES MENTORING INVOLVE?
- Reviewing your experience to date
- Keeping up to date with the current requirements for IPD, the Professional Review process and training requirements
- Monitoring your CPD, including suggestions for activities that would provide a more 'varied' CPD record
- Monitoring your training and development via quarterly reports and discussions over the phone
- Undertaking annual appraisals and recording the outcome on IPD Online
- For Career Appraisal candidates: supporting you in completing your Attribute Achievement form prior to ICE Career Appraisal assessment
THE IMPORTANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION
So why should you work towards CEng / IEng / EngTech?
1. To gain respect from your work colleagues, industry colleagues and friends / family
2. It is an internationally recognised qualification which could open up opportunities throughout the globe
3. Potential promotion and increased pay - some organisations will not allow you to progress past a certain grade until you achieve a professional qualification
4. Its a nice feeling to have letters after your name (e.g. BEng (Hons) IEng MICE, MEng (Hons) CEng MICE or BEng (Hons) MSc CEng MICE)
There are also benefits for your employer:
1. Helps raise the standards in your organisation
2. Staff development, maximising your potential and increasing your job satisfaction
3. Makes your organisation more attractive to new talent.
ICE MEMBER ATTRIBUTES
To become a professionally qualified member of ICE you will have to demonstrate how you have achieved the relevant attributes for the grade.
IEng and CEng applicants
CEng applicants only
|1. Knowledge and Understanding of Engineering||A||
Maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach to the application of technology in engineering practice
|C||Maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach in enabling the introduction and exploitation of new and advancing technology|
|B||Use a sound evidence-based approach to problem solving and be able to contribute to continuous improvement||D||Engage in the creative and innovative development of engineering technology and continuous improvement systems|
|2. Technical and Practical Application of Engineering||A||Identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake engineering tasks||D||Conduct appropriate research, relative to design or construction and appreciate its relevance within own area of responsibility|
|B||Contribute to the design and development of engineering solutions||E||Undertake the design and development of engineering solutions and evaluate their effectiveness|
|C||Implement or construct design solutions and contribute to their evaluation||F||Implement or construct design solutions and evaluate their effectiveness|
|3. Management and Leadership||A||Plan for effective project implementation||E||Plan, direct and control tasks, people and resources|
|B||Manage the planning and organisation of tasks, people and resources||F||Lead teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs|
|C||Manage teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs||G||Demonstrate continuous improvement through quality management|
|D||Manage quality processes|
|4. Independent Judgement and Responsibility||A||Identify the limits of personal knowledge and skills||C||Identify the limits of a team’s skill and knowledge|
|B||Exercise sound independent engineering judgement and take responsibility||D||Exercise sound holistic independent judgement and take responsibility|
|5. Commercial Ability||A||Prepare and control budgets||C||Demonstrate sound judgement on statutory, contractual and commercial issues in relation to your area of responsibility|
|B||Use sound knowledge of statutory and commercial frameworks within own area of responsibility and have an appreciation of other commercial arrangements|
|6. Health, Safety and Welfare||A||A sound knowledge of legislation, hazards and safe systems of work||D||Leading continuous improvement in health, safety & welfare|
|C||Manage health, safety and welfare within own area of responsibility|
|7. Sustainable Development||A||A sound knowledge of sustainable development best practice||C||Leading continuous improvement in sustainable development|
|B||Manage engineering activities that contribute to sustainable development|
|8. Interpersonal Skills and Communication||A||Communicate well with others at all levels including effective use of English orally and in writing||E||Communicate new concepts and ideas to technical and non-technical colleagues including effective use of English orally and in writing|
|B||Discuss ideas and plans competently and with confidence|
|C||Effective personal and social skills|
|D||Manage diversity issues|
|9. Professional Commitment||A||Understanding and compliance with the ICE Code of Conduct|
|B||Plan, carry out and record Continuing Professional Development and encourage others|
|C||Engage with ICE activities|
|D||Demonstration of appropriate professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment|
|E||Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner|
THE PROFESSIONAL REVIEW
The next step after completing IPD online is to apply for your Professional Review.
In the UK, there are generally two windows within a year where you can apply. The dates can be found here: https://www.ice.org.uk/my-ice/membership-documents/key-membership-dates#ProfessionalReview
The Professional Review consists of the following:
Professional Review submission - prior to the review day
- 5,000 word report, including 2 page CV and appendices
- CPD record
Professional Review Day
- 15 minute presentation
- 2 hour written exercise
More details of the Professional Review can be found here: https://www.ice.org.uk/my-ice/membership-documents/professional-review-guidance
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