Encouraging civil engineers to travel overseas

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Civil engineers from across West Sussex are invited to apply for grants to help them develop their professional expertise by travelling overseas.

Steve Hyde, assistant regional director, of ICE South East England, said: “The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) offers civil engineers of more than two years’ standing the opportunity of a grant of up to £6,000 to develop their professional expertise through a project involving overseas travel which could be attending an international conference, researching best practice in another country or working on a project in a developing country.

“This QUEST Travel Award aims to help individual civil engineers or groups of civil engineers to undertake overseas professional development which otherwise may not be possible. Individuals can receive £1,500 and groups £6,000 to help finance their projects.

“There is a lot that West Sussex’s civil engineers can learn from colleagues in other countries including flood resilience techniques, waste recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency improvements and transport development techniques.

“Last year 30 individuals and one group received a QUEST Travel Award and ICE South East England hopes that we will see applications from West Sussex civil engineers submitted before the deadline of October 1 so we can benefit from this international expertise here in our county.”

ICE South East England has more than 11,000 members living and working in the region.

For more information visit their website or follow ICE South East England on Twitter.