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    • 1. Get Chartered & Mentoring Presentation Lisa Duffy Membership Development
    • 2. 1: Getting Chartered Process 2: Introduction to Mentoring 3: Break 4: Interviewing Overview Session Breakdown
    • 3. 1: Why Get Chartered? 2: Requirements 3: Making your application 4: Assessing your application Get Chartered Presentation
    • 4. 1: Why Get Chartered? 2: Requirements 3: Making your application 4: Assessing your application Get Chartered Presentation
    • 5. Why Get Chartered? • Demonstrate your competence • Aid promotion • Gain higher salary • Pride in your profession • Qualifications
    • 6. Qualifications we offer Chartered Engineer (CEng) Chartered Scientist (CSci) Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) European Engineer (Eur Ing)
    • 7. 1: Why Get Chartered? 2: Requirements 3: Making your application 4: Assessing your application Get Chartered Presentation
    • 8. Overview: Requirements & Application Process
    • 9. Requirements 1 Education 2 Experience 3 Responsibility
    • 10. Requirements 1 Education 2 Experience 3 Responsibility
    • 11. Route1: Standard Application Fully accredited qualification Training & experience Standard application: Form A C&C report CV Education Experience Application
    • 12. Route 2: Standard Application + Further Learning to Masters BEng accredited qualification Standard application: Form A C&C report CV Education Experience Application Formally bridge gap to MEng* Training & experience
    • 13. Route 3: Standard Application + Design Approved qual via agreement Training & experience Standard app: Form A C&C report CV Education Experience Application 2000 word Design Technical Report
    • 14. Route 4: Standard Application + Technical work Non accredited qualification Standard app: Form A C&C report CV Education Experience Application Training & experience Form E: individual assessment 5000 word Technical Report
    • 15. Requirements 1 Education 2 Experience 3 Responsibility
    • 16. Experience Applying chemical engineering principles across a range of technical areas
    • 17. Chemical engineering principles Process technologies Safety systems Laws of conversion Mathematical modeling Underlying chemistry Systems analysis Chemical thermodynamics Economic evaluation
    • 18. Technical areas Process plant operation Legislation, regulation Computer application Development of products, services Project management, administration Teaching, managing, training Instrumentation & control Quality & assurance Technical / economic evaluation R&D Economic accountancy, cost estimation Technical sales, marketing, contracts Health, safety, risk aspects Design of process, plant & equipment Sustainability & environmental aspects
    • 19. Technical areas Process plant operation Legislation, regulation Computer application Development of products, services Project management, administration Teaching, managing, training Instrumentation & control Quality & assurance Technical / economic evaluation R&D Economic accountancy, cost estimation Technical sales, marketing, contracts Health, safety, risk aspects Design of process, plant & equipment Sustainability & environmental aspects
    • 20. Technical areas Process plant operation Legislation, regulation Computer application Development of products, services Project management, administration Teaching, managing, training Instrumentation & control Quality & assurance Technical / economic evaluation R&D Economic accountancy, cost estimation Technical sales, marketing, contracts Health, safety, risk aspects Design of process, plant & equipment Sustainability & environmental aspects
    • 21. Experience • Principles: aware of all, applying some • Technical areas: 4 – 6 in depth • Experience tells us it takes min 4 years post grad experience before candidate should apply [Focus on skills not time]
    • 22. Experience • Gained anywhere in world • Industrial or academic • Postgraduate experience • e.g: PhD / Eng Doc study (Practical aspects rather than academic aspects) • Pre-graduation experience: • 1yr Industrial placement (only worthwhile projects) • Pre-graduation experience: long distance learners or mature students
    • 23. Requirements 1 Education 2 Experience 3 Responsibility
    • 24. Responsibility Do others rely on your technical competence & professional judgement in the area of chemical engineering?
    • 25. Responsibility Examples: Working under own supervision  Delegating / leading team  Training others  Managing own budget
    • 26. 1: Why Get Chartered? 2: Requirements 3: Making your application 4: Assessing your application Get Chartered Presentation
    • 27. Form AForm C CV
    • 28. Application requirements • Form A x 1 • Form C x 4 • CV x 4 • Copy degree cert(s) x 1 • Application fee approx £100 (use fee calculator on www.get chartered.org)
    • 29. • Evidence based report • Demonstrating experience • Against requirements (ECUK) • 2500 - 3000 words • 200 – 300 words per subheading • Bullet points (wealth of experience) • 2 examples (range of experience) • 1 detailed e.g. (limited experience) Competence and Commitment Report
    • 30. Preparing report • www.getchartered.org – FAQs page! • Log experience via form C • Find Chartered Chemical Engineer to mentor you
    • 31. Report writing tips  Write report in first person: I did… I researched… I calculated… I estimated…  Not: I was involved in…
    • 32. Report writing tips  Provide adequate technical detail: I optimized a process… How? whose did you enrol to help? What did you modify?  Be concise: 2500 words  Refer to same project more than once  Use bullet points to list examples
    • 33. Competence and Commitment format A Application of knowledge B Wider implications C Transferable skills --------------------------------------------- D Commitment to profession E CPD
    • 34. A Application of Knowledge CEng • Application of chemical engineering knowledge to practical situations CSci • Application of scientific knowledge to • practical situations within chemeng context
    • 35. i Identifying problems, opportunities & projects ii Combining ideas & contributions of different people & disciplines iii Developing new solutions & designs iv Scientific / technical evaluation and optimisation v Planning & execution of projects A Application of Knowledge
    • 36. Ai Identify or define a problem, opportunity or project
    • 37. Ai Identify a problem, opportunity or project A china clay slurry-thickening tank was troubled with immovable sediments and poor clarity. The tank had no instrumentation. I identified and carried out laboratory test work, using Kynch theory and sedimentation analysis to determine if flocculants would help alleviate the problems. Then, working with the polymer supplier's engineering department, I developed and commissioned a dosing plant with novel mass flow control… Product discharge and water clarity were greatly improved and clay production quantities could now be determined accurately for the first time.
    • 38. i Health, hazard and safety aspects ii Sustainability aspects iii Commercial and economic aspects B Wider Implications
    • 39. • Risk & safety management / HAZOP study • Writing documentation • Reviewing hazardous areas • Design of safety systems • Compliance with legislation • General good practice Bi Handling health, hazard and safety aspects
    • 40. • Led programme to reduce solvent emissions and solution waste through better operating practices and minor modifications to equipment… • Organised impact assessment before commencing dig to lay gas pipes… • Worked to company sustainability regulations when designing piece of equipment … Bii Handling sustainability aspects
    • 41. i Managing relationships ii Leadership in a professional role iii Communicating ideas C Transferable Skills
    • 42. • Working effectively with diverse teams • Developing staff, organisations • Securing resources / negotiating contracts • Technical report writing • Significant oral presentations C Transferable Skills
    • 43. Evidence showing you are committed to high standards of professional conduct D Commitment to profession
    • 44. • Keeping knowledge up to date • Training others • Attending lectures / events • Committing to Chartered status • Active in professional body • Voluntary activities - e.g.whynotchemeng D Commitment to profession
    • 45. E Continuing Professional Development  Past 12 mths: summary of activity  Future 12 mths: projection of plans  Don’t just list courses attended  Narrative of aims and goals
    • 46. • Examples of.... • On-the-job learning • Secondments / shadowing • Moving departments • Moving sectors – water to Oil & Gas • Research / publishing • In-house / external Courses E Continuing Professional Development
    • 47. Ei CPD example... 1. Technical report writing course 6 months spent in procurement This training has aided me to improve quality of my technical work… Worked with diverse professionals helped me to develop further skills 2. To receive mentoring on x technical area Mentoring expected to increase my technical knowledge in area of with a view to becoming a project leader…
    • 48. Form A: Verifying report your C&C Report Your verifier • Familiar with your work • In a responsible position • Need not be Corporate Members • Need not be Chemical Engineers
    • 49. • Two Corporate IChemE Members: Member or Fellow • Line manager, colleagues, lecturers • Check referees will recommend you Form A: Your Referees
    • 50. Referees / Verifiers Criteria Verifiers Referees Chartered through IChemE? No Yes Chemical Engineers No Yes Knowledge of daily tasks Yes No Read / signed report? Yes No
    • 51.  Provides general background info  No set format  2 page CV  Post, duties: brief description  Condensed list of publications CV
    • 52. 1: Why Get Chartered? 2: Requirements 3: Making your application 4: Assessing your application Get Chartered Presentation
    • 53. Application Process • Report • Assessed in confidence by one member of Membership Committee • May require amplification • Referees • Contacted in writing • Similar to job reference • Interview • Conducted in confidence by two Corporate IChemE Members • Based on your report • You organise the date • 45 min - 1 hour
    • 54. You will be successful If all of these meet the Requirements for chartered Status: • C&C report • Interview • referees’ reports (Committee meet every 2 months - November 08 next meeting)
    • 55. “We will be as flexible as possible in helping you gain Corporate Membership.” Bill Harper, Membership Committee Membership Committee
    • 56. Get Chartered! “It’s easier than you think to write the report: If you’ve got the experience and competence – get the professional status and recognition to go with it.”
    • 57. Mentoring Induction
    • 58. Mentoring Induction session • Completed Chartered status update • IChemE Mentoring • Mentoring Process for chartership
    • 59. Mentoring Process Assess Plan Review Action
    • 60. IChemE Mentoring Vision: • Mentor does not have formal role in application process but sets the benchmark for future Corporate members • Mentors are compulsory for ACTS
    • 61. Mentoring Process Plan & Action:  Candidate is ultimately responsible  Your job: coach, coax answers, reassure validity of candidate’s experience
    • 62. Mentoring tips  Use sample copy  Refer to Questions sheet  www.getchartered.org  Contact IChemE
    • 63. IChemE Mentoring The mentee:  Overall responsibility for progress  must prepare for meetings  Ensure correct route
    • 64. IChemE Mentoring Meetings:  2-3 per yr  Email & phone mentoring  Actions for interim
    • 65. IChemE Mentoring Meetings:  Schedule an hour  Quiet environment  Background information e.g. CV, draft report
    • 66. IChemE Mentoring Meetings:  Candidate to complete Prior to meeting  Mentor to make additions  Mentor to comment on skill level
    • 67. Mentoring Process Review: Training & experience to date
    • 68. Mentoring Process Assess:  Candidate’s experience against requirements for chartership  In context of C&C report
    • 69. Mentoring Process Assessment ratings: 4 Meets requirements 3 Largely covered 2 Limited experience 1 Needs considerable development
    • 70. Mentoring Process Assessment ratings:  Show priority areas  Not part of chartership assessment  Making mentor accountable
    • 71. Following feasibility study I found x system could be made more efficient by … Working with mechanical and electrical engineers to install new mixing equipment… N/A
    • 72. Mentoring Process Assess:  Investigate gaps  Ask right questions - get right answers (example questions in your pack)
    • 73. Following feasibility study I found x system could be made more efficient by … Working with mechanical & electrical engineers to install new mixing equipment… N/A Candidate has made modifications to existing design to suit new client. Also identified opp to use obsolete equipment elsewhere on site
    • 74. Following feasibility study I found x system could be made more efficient by … Working with mechanical & electrical engineers to install new mixing equipment… N/A Candidate has made modifications to existing design to suit new client. Also identified opp to use obsolete equipment elsewhere on site 1 2
    • 75. Mentoring Process Plan:  Plan together what future development would benefit candidate  Assessment ratings will identify skills gaps
    • 76. Mentoring Process Action: How do you implement plans?  Candidate request training from HR  Can you speak to line manager?  Secondment to another department
    • 77. Health & Safety Lead risk assessment Recommend necessary changes Take ownership of implementation Document changes Candidate to go to line manager to request secondment for 3 months
    • 78. Requirements for chartership Resources:  www.getchartered.org  Get Chartered guidelines  Get Chartered Newsletter
    • 79. 1: Overview 2: Before, During & After 3: ACTS Assessors The Professional Review Interview
    • 80. 1: Overview 2: Before, During & After 3 Assessment The Professional Review Interview
    • 81. 1: Overview • Why conduct interview? • Where does it take place? • How do you conduct it? The Professional Review Interview
    • 82. Why Conduct Interviews? To verify: • Experience • Responsibility
    • 83. Why Conduct Interviews? • Not… • To check academic qualifications • To assess report • To assess eligibility to work for you • To meet your criteria (try remember the standard you were at compared to what you know now)
    • 84. Remember... • Chartership is qualification aimed at engineers with 4 – 6 yrs experience • They should adequately meet the requirements
    • 85. Where does it take place? • Usually lead / 2nd interviewer’s work • Can be other location, hotel, pub etc • Can be at interviewer’s work • No travel expenses are paid • Candidate has expectation to travel • However, location must be suitable
    • 86. How do you conduct it? • Lead interviewer: trained, more experienced • Second interviewer: not necessarily trained
    • 87. How do you conduct it? • Base it on C&C report • With Lead & Second interviewer • Using standard assessment sheet • Fairly informally • Within 1 hour
    • 88. 1: Overview 2: Before, During & After 3: ACTS Assessors The Professional Review Interview
    • 89. Interview dos • Explain purpose & structure of interview • Use candidate’s answers to help frame further information • Stay focused on C&C report – that is point of interview • Watch body language • Build candidate’s confidence • Maintain eye contact • Be friendly, relaxed but detached
    • 90. Interview Don’ts • Don’t dwell on any one aspect • Let personal prejudice affect outcome • Give feedback or make judgemental comments • Question academic qualifications • Query reasons for career choices • Interview as though prospective employee • Expect candidate to want to work or get on with you
    • 91. Confidentiality • All information submitted to IChemE in support of an application and collected at interview is confidential and must NOT be divulged to anyone other than those engaged in IChemE membership process • All material must be destroyed post interview or returned to IChemE Office
    • 92. Confidentiality • Individuals can request access to documents about them including Interview Report • Any serious concerns about candidate’s activity or that of their employer following interview should be made known to IChemE Membership Committee
    • 93. Before the Interview Paperwork • IChemE identifies 1st & 2nd interviewers • You’ll be sent candidate's C&C report, front page of Form A, CV and interviewers guidance pack with sample questions • Consider conflict of interest
    • 94. Before the Interview Introductions • Candidate contacts lead Interviewer • Introduce yourself to 2nd interviewer
    • 95. Before the Interview Location • Access, parking etc • Professional environment? • Refreshment facilities available?
    • 96. Before the Interview Planning • Plan interview together - work as a team • Decide areas to cover with candidate • Who to cover which areas? • Consider type of questioning (open is best)
    • 97. Before the Interview Keeping notes • What is your note keeping system? • How to keep to allocated time? • How to terminate interview?
    • 98. During the Interview • Start: candidate outline career to date, justify basis for application. • Middle: cover C&C report – discuss issues raised during interview • Finish: explain election process, ask candidate if there is any more information they wish to add.
    • 99. During the Interview Questions should establish: • Context of chem eng problem/project • Specific Action taken by candidate • Result (s) of their work to establish competence level
    • 100. During the Interview • You have a list of generic question examples but... Useful questions include: • could you provide more detail on…? • does x always apply? • what problems did you encounter? • can you give me an example? NB: Claiming ignorance can be used to gain further detail
    • 101. During the Interview Finishing the interview • Give opportunity to add anything they wish • You should not provide feedback • Refer candidate to IChemE
    • 102. Assessing the candidate • What are you assessing? • How do you assess? The Professional Review Interview
    • 103. What are you Assessing? A Application of knowledge B Wider implications C Transferable skills --------------------------------------------- D Commitment to profession E CPD
    • 104. E C&C Verbal Additional material A C&C Example of paperwork during interview
    • 105. How do you Assess? 4 Assessment criteria: • Excellent E • Good G • Adequate A • Inadequate I
    • 106. How do you Assess? • E: Excellent • Highest level of competence in diverse complex & non routine contexts • Substantial personal autonomy and responsibility • Can develop others in the activity
    • 107. How do you Assess? G: Good • Normal level of competence in some complex & non routine contexts • Significant responsibility and autonomy • Can oversee work of others
    • 108. How do you Assess? A: Adequate • Minimum competence • Supervision required in complex circumstances • Some responsibility & autonomy in areas relevant to field of practice
    • 109. How do you Assess? I: Inadequate • Requires significant supervision on basic predictable tasks • Little or no responsibility • Not sufficient for chartership
    • 110. Assessment Guidance Take notes: • Capture key points • Help you with documentary analysis • You must note evidence in support of their conclusions
    • 111. Assessment Guidance • One inadequate rating in any C&C area means candidate must attend subsequent panel interview • Please tell us reason why • Please don’t use Inadequate rating without careful thought • You must complete every aspect of assessment form: otherwise it is invalid • So both signatures on the form etc...
    • 112. After the Interview • Come to a consensus view • Finish report immediately after interview • Post report to IChemE ASAP
    • 113. Application process Standard Application Form A, Form C, CV Peer Review Interview Peer Review of C & C report Decision (Deferment /Election) Registration (CEng, CSci) Professional Formation Academic Formation
    • 114. 1: Overview 2: Before, During & After The Professional Review Interview 3: ACTS Assessors
    • 115. ACTS Assessors...if you’re interested... • Assess graduate schemes • All expenses paid • 1 ½ days • Once or twice a year • Shadow 2 other assessors

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