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Press releases 2020

Registrants recognised by Royal Academy of Engineering among pioneering engineers

Published: 14/09/2020

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the registrants recognised by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) among their 2020 award winners, announced today. These RAEng awards and medals celebrate engineering excellence and seek to recognise and reward the very best of engineering talent. …

Revised Engineering Council standards published

Revised Engineering Council standards published

Published: 01/09/2020

The Engineering Council has published new editions of its internationally-recognised standards of professional competence and commitment. …

Engineering Council 2021 registration fees frozen

Engineering Council 2021 registration fees frozen

Published: 13/08/2020

Engineering Council registration fees will be frozen for 2021, with no increase from 2020. Mindful of the significant economic pressures on companies and registrants, the Engineering Council and EngineeringUK have agreed an approach to manage both organisations with the same combined fee income as 2020. This means the fee structure remains unchanged, with reduced annual fees available for registrants experiencing financial hardship. …

Engineering Council welcomes draft Building Safety Bill

Engineering Council welcomes draft Building Safety Bill

Published: 11/08/2020

The Engineering Council welcomes the publication of the draft Building Safety Bill and recognises that this is a significant and positive step on the journey towards safer buildings. Professional Engineering Institutions (PEIs) whose members’ work has an impact on building safety continue to work with the Engineering Council to raise the competence of engineering professionals. …

Changes to the EQA process

Changes to the EQA process

Published: 10/08/2020

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (IfATE) has announced it will move to a new simplified External Quality Assurance (EQA) system, following a public consultation launched in February this year. The changes will see EQA delivered by the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) or, for integrated degree apprenticeships, the Office for Students (OfS). …

Brexit and professional recognition - update

Brexit and professional recognition - update

Published: 30/07/2020

The Engineering Council is the UK partner in organisations and signatory to agreements that facilitate the international mobility of engineering professionals. Following the passage of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20, the UK government continues to negotiate a potential trade deal with the EU. …

Registrants recognised among Top 50 Women in Engineering

Registrants recognised among Top 50 Women in Engineering

Published: 23/06/2020

Today Women in Engineering (WES) published its list of the Top 50 Women in Engineering 2020. Of these ground-breaking engineers, 21 are registrants, including Engineering Council Trustee Jo Parker MBE CEng FIWater MICE. …

Engineering a resilient future - NEPC

Engineering a resilient future - NEPC

Published: 10/06/2020

'Engineering a resilient future', published today by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC) champions the important role that the engineering community has already played in advising the UK government during the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

Change of office address from 1 June 2020

Change of office address from 1 June 2020

Published: 27/05/2020

From 1 June 2020, the Engineering Council’s registered office address will change to 10 Lower Thames Street, London EC3R 6EN. …

Supporting engineering accreditation during COVID-19

Supporting engineering accreditation during COVID-19

Published: 21/05/2020

The Engineering Council is pleased to support the ‘Accreditation under lockdown’ event being hosted by the Engineering Professor’s Council (EPC) on 22 May, which has been organised to support stakeholders in engineering accreditat.ion …

Engineering Council announces new Licensed Member

Engineering Council announces new Licensed Member

Published: 24/04/2020

The Engineering Council is pleased to announce the Safety and Reliability Society receiving approval to become a Licensed Member of the Engineering Council …