Maintaining Ground Engineers on the Shortage of Occupations list

The Ground Forum has successfully lobbied to keep Ground Engineers on the Government’s Shortage of Occupations list. The Migration and Advisory Committee (MAC) issued a report in February 2013 on the full review of the recommended shortage occupation lists for the UK and Scotland, a sunset clause and the creative occupations. On 20 August 2012 the Minister for Immigration commissioned …

October 5, 2016

The impact of Brexit on the ground engineering sector

Brexit has wide ranging implications for the Ground Engineering sector. These range from the potential economic impact of Brexit if we see either an economic downturn or a fall off in infrastructural investment. It also brings uncertainty to the employment situation for companies working in the ground engineering sector. Many will employee EU nationals whose working rights will need to be …

Supporting university degrees and specialisms in ground engineering 

The Ground Forum wants to ensure that the full range of geotechnical engineering specialisms are available to graduates and post graduates for study. Our interest also extends to the sources of funding to support these specialisms Earlier in 2016 the Ground Forum successfully lobbied with other industry voices for the continuation of Birmingham University’s Hydrology degree programme. We also welcomed …

Where next for RoGEP?

We are currently reviewing proposals from the ICE to expand RoGEP to highly skilled site operatives and mutually recognise oversees schemes. As an industry there is a desire to ensure the appropriate recognition of ground engineering professionals who are relied upon to make critical judgements on projects. We also wish to recognise the highly skilled geotechnical operatives in the industry …