Eurovia UK Graduate chosen as ICE President’s Apprentice
Incoming ICE President, Professor David Balmforth, has continued the ICE tradition by selecting six young engineers to shadow and observe his work during his 12 month presidential term.
The apprentices accepted on to the scheme, will be given a unique insight into the work of the President and the Institution through attendance at meetings and events. They will also meet senior industry figures, politicians and other professionals who are shaping the future world, and work together on a project that will help take the civil engineering profession forward.
President Balmforth said “I am keen to harness their capability to produce something meaningful for the profession. We need to be much more innovative in our day to day work and I want my apprentices to set out their ideas for how practising engineers and organisations might achieve this.”
One of the lucky six to be chosen for this prestigious opportunity is Joanne Huett from Eurovia UK. Joanne is in her second year of the graduate programme and is currently working in the Island Roads structures team, as part of the Isle of Wight Highways PFI.
Jo and her five colleagues are committed to unlocking and driving innovation across the industry, so will focus on this as a theme for her apprentice year.
On having been chosen Jo said, “I am delighted to have been selected as an Apprentice. It’s a great opportunity to gain an insight into the work of the ICE and contribute to a project that has the ability to significantly change the future of the civil engineering.”
Scott Wardrop, Chief Executive Officer of Eurovia UK said “I am very proud of Joanne for achieving such recognition with the ICE in being appointed as one of the President’s Apprentices. Eurovia UK will support her fully.”