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Engage - November 2020

Brexit transition from 1 January 2020

Published: 27/11/2020

The Engineering Council has been working to understand and establish the potential consequences of Brexit on the recognition of professional registration in the EU. We have now set up a Brexit transition webpage that will be updated as further information becomes available. The Transition Period is ending on Thursday 31 December and there will be no extension. …

QAA PRSB Forum - revised Engineering Council Standards

QAA PRSB Forum - revised Engineering Council Standards

Published: 27/11/2020

The Engineering Council is attending the next QAA professional, statutory and regulatory bodies (PRSB) Forum to promote the latest editions of its Standards. …

Recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions

Recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions

Published: 06/11/2020

The Engineering Council has responded to the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) call for evidence on recognition of professional qualifications and regulation of professions. …

Charles Nicklin CEng MIAgrE becomes CEO of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers

Charles Nicklin CEng MIAgrE becomes CEO of the Institution of Agricultural Engineers

Published: 07/10/2020

Charlie Nicklin joins the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) after 24 years with JCB in design and manufacture. A Chartered Engineer (CEng), Charlie has held various senior leadership roles at JCB …

Built environment and fire industries set out blueprint for improving competence and driving culture change

Built environment and fire industries set out blueprint for improving competence and driving culture change

Published: 05/10/2020

A blueprint to improve competence for those working on higher-risk buildings and drive culture change has been set out by a cross-industry group representing more than 150 organisations in the fire and built environment industries. …

Spending Review 2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering response

Spending Review 2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering response

Published: 25/11/2020

In response to today's Spending Review announcement, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), says: “Today’s Spending Review sets us on the right path to addressing the huge challenges facing the UK against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic …

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Pride in STEM Day marked with virtual event

Published: 17/11/2020

Wednesday 18 November is the third international LGBTQ+ STEM day, celebrating the contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer or questioning people in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. To mark the occasion, the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) along with InterEngineering, will be running a panel discussion on both the engineering response to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the contribution of LGBTQ+ engineers in meeting those challenges. …

New online engineering careers hub announced

New online engineering careers hub announced

Published: 06/11/2020

As the eighth annual Tomorrow’s Engineers Week comes to a close, Engineering UK has announced it will launch a new online hub for engineering careers information. The resource, which will go live later this month, will have free information and guidance aimed at young people and organisations working with young people. …

IOM3 renovate website and brand

IOM3 renovate website and brand

Published: 05/11/2020

The Institute of Materials, Minerals & Mining (IOM3), has launched a new website and visual identity, including a new logo. This is the culmination of a major digital transformation project by the institution, which over the course of 15 months has included a new website, portal, and customer relationship management (CRM) system. …

Lottie Dolls on tour with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Lottie Dolls on tour with Women’s Engineering Society volunteers

Published: 03/11/2020

This week volunteers from the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) are posting photos on social media of Lottie dolls at work in a wide range of engineering jobs. The tour forms part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (2–6 November) and helps demonstrate the breadth of engineering careers. Volunteers are sharing the photos on social media using the hashtag #WESLottieTour. …

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week: Covid changes dream careers

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week: Covid changes dream careers

Published: 02/11/2020

A generation of young people are rapidly reassessing their career dreams according to research released by Engineering UK. This news marks the beginning of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week (#TEWeek20) which runs from 2–6 November. The report Our Careers, Our Future is available to download from EngineeringUK, and shows over one in five 11 to 19 year olds agreed that what they want to do as a career has changed (22%) and 30% agreed that what career they can do has changed as a result of the pandemic. …