We are delighted to announce that our training scheme has been formally recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), which will enable our employees to have a much smoother path to gaining Chartered ICE membership, and then to progressing through the higher grades of Initial Professional Development (IPD).

Much of the credit for our company’s recognition lies with Senior Project Engineer Dariusz Guzik, who has worked very hard to establish our scheme and ensure that it meets the rigorous standards demanded by the ICE.

Dariusz has completed the Institution’s career appraisal scheme, which is one of the routes they provide to becoming professionally qualified. He received mentor support from a supervising Civil Engineer to gain his Chartered Engineer status. As a result, Dariusz was then able to support others in becoming Chartered Engineers and subsequently took on the task of establishing our own training scheme and working towards getting it accredited.

Geoquip Senior Project Engineer Dariusz Guzik

“This is a structured training programme that is designed to help employees get the skills, knowledge and experience they need to complete the Initial Professional Development stage of their path to becoming professionally qualified,” explains Dariusz. “It’s fantastic that the company understood the value of this and gave me great support in building the scheme and getting the professional accreditation we have now been awarded. It shows how committed Geoquip Marine is to its staff on an individual level and to ensuring that they are able to operate to the highest standards, to the benefit of the business.”

The Institution of Civil Engineers is an independent professional association for civil engineers and has charitable status. It has over 92,000 members, located not just in the UK, but also in more than 150 other countries around the world. ICE exists to support the civil engineering profession by offering professional qualification, promoting education, maintaining professional ethics, and liaising with industry, academia and government.

It delivers training, recruitment, publishing and contract services and supports professional learning for both students and qualified engineers. It also sets standards for membership. It works with industry and academia to progress engineering standards and advises on education and training curricula.

If you’d like to learn more about Geoquip Marine’s specialist portfolio of geotechnical engineering services, please visit: https://www.geoquip-marine.com/services/offshore-geotechnical-site-investigations.