Initial Registration of a Trainee onto a Scheme "A"
The Trainee's Engineering "Hons Degree"
(or equivalent) being recognized by the HKIE.
Trainees being at least Graduate Members of
the HKIE with meeting the academic qualification of a member in
a discipline, or for Sandwich course trainees a Student Member.
Trainees being proposed by their company for
registration onto Scheme "A" in an engineering 'discipline'
which is the same as their original qualifying academic award or
if different, is acceptable to the HKIE.
Company to complete and submit "Employer's
Registration of Trainees" Form TD2.
The HKIE check:-
Graduate is at the correct level of the
Graduate's degree is recognized by the
HKIE as an accepted academic award.
Degree subject and Scheme "A"
discipline applied for, match. Expert opinion will be sought
if there is a mismatch not previously considered and decided
The Trainee is then registered and the Company,
Trainee and VTC informed.
There is a HKIE fee for each trainee registered:
The full fee is paid by the company on first
If for exceptional reasons a change of company
is approved the 2nd company is required to pay the full registration
In the case of the re-registration of a Sandwich
course graduate to a different company, the 2nd company is required
to pay the full fee.
Mismatch Degree Subject
/ Scheme "A" Discipline
In cases where the degree subject and the requested
Scheme "A" engineering discipline do not match:
There may already be the HKIE approval for the
mis-match in which case the application will be approved without
When no precedent exists the request will be
considered, on a 'case-by-case' basis, by the appropriate Training
Review Sub-Committee Experts.
Note - if in doubt before making an application
contact the HKIE Training Section.
Backdating of Training Start Date
Normally the Training Start Date for trainee registration
will be that proposed by the company as shown on the Form TD2 "Employer's
Registration of Trainee". It is expected that this proposed Start
Date is the date when the formal Scheme "A" training was commenced.
However, the Training Start Date cannot be backdated for more than 6 months
from the date of registration.
Change of Discipline
It is the HKIE policy that once registered on a Scheme
"A" the route to Corporate Membership is in the discipline for
which the trainee is registered. Only on exceptional grounds would a trainee
be allowed to change the Scheme "A" engineering discipline.
The HKIE Scheme "A" training is based on
trainees meeting objectives and not on a 'time-served' approach. However
the training periods are nominally set as the time it will normally take
for a trainee to meet all of the training objectives. These periods are:
Civil, Structural, Geotechnical and Environmental
Engineering disciplines - 3 years
All other disciplines -2 years
The nominal period could be shortened at the start
of the training if an Exemption is approved for previous Training/Work
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