We're thrilled to announce that Land & Water has been approved by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) as an ICE approved employer and secured an agreed ICE training scheme. This is a significant step forward for our company as it enables us to provide exceptional professional development and learning opportunities for both our current and future civil engineers.
As part of our ongoing commitment to employee wellbeing, staff retention, and professional development within the engineering industry, we will incorporate the ICE training scheme into our employee benefit policy. Over the past two years, we have made a concerted effort to diversify our workforce and bridge the skills gap. In 2022, we became accredited Investors in People and also offer apprenticeship schemes throughout our business and support staff as they complete professional qualifications alongside their work. Every Land & Water employee has access to our Wellbeing Intranet which is updated monthly with articles on topics such as mental health, neurodiversity, exercise, and money management.
The ICE training scheme will play a crucial role in enabling our junior staff to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience required to complete their initial professional development stage and become professionally qualified. The scheme also provides training for recognised qualifications such as Chartered Manager (CMgr) and Chartered Engineer. Our Apprentice Lizzie has recently passed her ICE EngTech qualification.
Lucy Lee, our Contracts Manager says, "We are thrilled to have secured the ICE training scheme. The people within our business make us unique, and we are committed to investing in their personal and professional development. This training scheme will be available to all current and new employees, and it will enable us to develop a labour force that is not only experienced but also equipped with professional qualifications."
As a leading wet civil engineering firm that works on iconic projects using innovative and sustainable technology, we recognise that almost half of engineering businesses struggle to find the necessary skills they need when recruiting. As such, we believe that investing in official schemes provided by ICE will help us bridge the skills gap and achieve our goal of building a robust and diverse workforce.
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