During the past year Hartigan have been working with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), Channel Island Group of Professional Engineers (CIGPE), Jersey Federation of Consulting Engineers (JFCE), Jersey Construction Council (JeCC), University College Jersey (UCJ) and Skills Jersey to develop a training scheme that will fill an oncoming shortage in engineering skills.
Hartigan arranged a survey of Jersey and Guernsey businesses to see what shortages companies foresaw over the next 5 years. The results showed that there was a shortage in all technical levels of civil, structural and MEP Engineering.
Hartigan helped push the development of a training course that would help educate students in technical disciplines and we can now say that such a programme is to commence in September 2017. It will be a day-release course in either Civil Engineering or Building Services, where students will spend 2 years undertaking a BTEC L4, then 2 years Batchelors and then 1 year completing a Masters Degree. On completion of these stages accreditation from the ICE is achievable, either EngTech, IEng or CEng respectively.
Hartigan are supporting an A-Level graduate who will be starting in the summer and commencing on this course and over the next 5 years we hope will become a leading engineer on the island.