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Engage - May 2021

Registrant recognised with Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Published: 06/05/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrant Claire Herbison IEng MIMechE on winning the 2020 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award. This annual award recognises one exceptional Incorporated Engineer (IEng) who has achieved professional registration in the previous calendar year. Incorporated Engineers maintain and manage applications of current and developing technology, and may undertake engineering design, development, manufacture, construction and operation. …

Engineering Council event highlights competence for a sustainable future

Engineering Council event highlights competence for a sustainable future

Published: 23/04/2021

Expert webinar launched engineering standards & sustainability guidance. An international panel of experts highlighted the crucial role of engineers in building a more sustainable world at this online event on 21 April. Engineering profession regulator the Engineering Council set out the big picture of how professional standards and guidance can support practising engineers at all career levels, towards both professional expertise and global goals for a greener planet. …

Registrant elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Registrant elected to Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh

Published: 16/04/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrant Professor Graham Wren OBE CEng FRSE FIMechE FIET FREng on being elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy of Science and Letters. This honour recognises his work advancing engineering and science across both the business and public sectors for over 40 years. …

Engineering Council announces new licence

Engineering Council announces new licence

Published: 01/04/2021

We are pleased to announce that BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, has received approval to assess its members for professional registration as Engineering Technicians (EngTech). This is in addition to the Institute’s existing licence for Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Incorporated Engineer (IEng). Paul Fletcher, CEO of BCS, said: “This is great news. BCS is delighted to have received approval to assess our members for professional registration as EngTech. Registration brings with it internatio …

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Studying engineering ‘turbo boosts’ social mobility, research shows

Published: 25/05/2021

A new study, published by the Engineering Professors’ Council (EPC), reveals that studying an Engineering degree gives individuals a greater boost to social mobility when compared to other subjects. The EPC’s Chief Executive, Johnny Rich, commented: "We have found clear evidence that Engineering makes a significant contribution to …

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Published: 13/05/2021

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is looking for additional independent peer reviewers to provide an employer perspective by reviewing apprenticeship standards, assessment plans and technical qualification materials in a range of engineering professions. …

Engineering support to India, Covid-19

Engineering support to India, Covid-19

Published: 04/05/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) has watched the progress of the Covid-19 second wave in India with concern and has spoken with the UK High Commission in New Delhi who have provided some links through which engineers can provide support to India. The UK India Business Council has been asked by both governments to see if there are supplies or support that the business community in the UK can provide to alleviate the situation in India. …

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week reflects international climate conference

Published: 29/04/2021

The main themes of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week will be achieving net zero and how engineering can contribute to tackling climate change. The event will coincide with international climate change conference COP26 (26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties), which the UK is hosting from 1-12 November 2021. …

New CEOs coming to IMechE and EI

New CEOs coming to IMechE and EI

Published: 14/04/2021

The Energy Institute (EI) and the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) are both preparing to welcome new Chief Executives to their organisations. The EI has appointed Dr Nick Wayth CEng MIMechE FEI as its new Chief Executive Officer, while the IMechE has appointed Dr Alice Bunn. …

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Nominate a newly Chartered female engineer for the Karen Burt Memorial Award

Published: 10/05/2021

Applications for the annual Karen Burt Memorial Award, presented by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), are now open. The winner will be awarded £1,000. …

Hawley Award seeks engineering innovation towards net zero

Hawley Award seeks engineering innovation towards net zero

Published: 07/05/2021

Applications are now open for the Hawley Award for Engineering Innovation. This £5,000 prize is awarded for engineering innovation that delivers a demonstrable benefit to the environment, contributing to achieving net zero carbon. The innovation submitted for the award must have reached either prototype or proof of concept stage, with an expectation of commercial development. …