Every year, the ICE President chooses some of the brightest and most motivated graduate and technician members from across the UK to be on the Future Leaders Scheme.
Since 2005, this popular and extremely competitive scheme has been running. It provides a unique chance for graduate and technician members to get experience, build skills, and learn about the business. Future Leaders can meet and interact with senior technical professionals, gaining vital insight into the industry’s evolution. They join the Presidents’ Future Leader alumni network as well.
We are proud to announce our very own Lara Lightfoot, Project Agent, has received confirmation that she is one of just eight individuals to be accepted onto the programme.
Lara was expected to write a 500-word essay about the root cause of the infrastructure productivity problem, and how she thought we can improve the situation, before being put through a rigorous online interview with the ICE’s president and two past future leaders to determine if she was the proper fit for the programme.
Lara Lightfoot said: “I’m really excited (and very surprised) to be offered a place on the ICE Future Leader’s Scheme, and to get a year of mentorship from the ICE president, Ed McCann.”
“I’m hoping to use this opportunity to gain new perspectives of the institution and industry, to meet civil engineers in sectors and positions that I wouldn’t interact with otherwise, and to see the inner workings of the ICE.”
Dan Jones, Operations Director (Eastern) said: “Lara is a shining beacon for the future of the civil engineering industry. I’m certain she will play a significant role in reducing our detrimental impact on the planet.”
Lara is hoping to use the opportunity to gain insight from senior industry leaders about failures and inefficiencies in project management which she hopes will form the basis of her master’s dissertation, which she will be starting in September next year.
Congratulation Lara on all your efforts from us all at Story.