IDE bursary up for grabs…

The President of the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE) is offering support for two people who want to upskill by studying for demolition qualifications at the University of Wolverhampton.

Richard Dolman, newly-appointed president of the Institute of Demolition Engineers and a recent graduate of the Master’s Degree in Demolition Management in the University’s Faculty of Science & Engineering, has introduced the opportunities in an effort to promote the course to new and existing employees in the industry.

The new bursary offers one person the sum of £5,000 towards tuition costs towards the Master’s Degree and one free place for someone who wants to study on the IDE Foundation Degree both of which will be delivered at the University’s new £45 million School of Architecture and Built Environment at Springfield Campus in Wolverhampton.

The opportunities are open to both members and non-Mmmbers of the IDE.

“There isn’t anything like this course currently in the UK and the University of Wolverhampton has shown its passion and understanding of our sector by working with us to shape the content and delivery of the courses,” Dolman says. “These qualifications are a great step forward for learning and are good for our industry, moving forward in its quest to be ever more professional. In support of this, we wanted to offer a couple of opportunities to people who might not otherwise get the opportunity to further their learning.”

Accredited by the Institute of Demolition Engineers (IDE), the courses have been designed in conjunction with industry specialists and are delivered by both academics and demolition sector experts.

The sector, which works on more than £8 billion of projects every year, is using the qualifications to attract more young people into the industry, as well as ensuring current demolition engineers have access to the best possible professional development opportunities.

Anyone interested in applying should request an application pack from Amy Roberts