“We constantly monitor and we survey our members in terms of what they think they need in terms of training, and we look at the sector, find out where the sector is, is identifying training needs are required,” explains Institute of Highway Engineers CEO Steve Spender on this week’s Highways Voices as he discusses training and recruiting the next generation of industry professionals. “One of the things that we are doing is running an initiative called a professional development partnership, in which we’re signing a memorandum of understanding with partners that want to work with the institution.”

Training is key to the IHE, which provides professional development opportunities, support and leadership for individuals to achieve and maintain professional recognition.

Steve talks about how the IHE is “linked through the work that we do with the Royal Academy of Engineering in developing new engineers, and we get involved in the forums that carried out by the Royal Academy of Engineering and others in new engineers,” and how he speaks to students at universities, telling them why our industry is such a great career. He also talks about how things have changed since he was President ten years ago.

You can also hear why Nota AI wins Adrian’s Accolade, lots of details of events in the Partner News and a pick of stories on the Highways News website.