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Registrant wins WES prize at IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards 2021

Published: 03/12/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate Eftychia Koursari IEng MICE on winning the Women's Engineering  (WES) Prize at the 2021 Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. Presented at an awards ceremony on 2 December, hosted by Olympic medallist and TV presenter Samantha Quek, these prestigious engineering industry awards celebrate women working in modern engineering. …

Standards Matter – 40 years of regulating the UK engineering profession

Standards Matter – 40 years of regulating the UK engineering profession

Published: 25/11/2021

The Engineering Council was incorporated by Royal Charter in November 1981 to regulate the engineering profession in the UK. This week marks our 40th year of setting and maintaining standards, to ensure that society continues to have confidence and trust in the engineering profession. …

Registrant recognised in BSI Standards Awards

Registrant recognised in BSI Standards Awards

Published: 24/11/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrant Simon Mills BScEng CEng CMarEng MIMarEST FInstNDT on winning the ‘Education about standardization’ award at the 2021 BSI Standards Awards. …

Registrant castaway on BBC Desert Island Discs

Registrant castaway on BBC Desert Island Discs

Published: 19/11/2021

Chartered Engineer and disaster relief specialist Dame Jo da Silva CEng MICE MIStructE FREng is this week’s guest on BBC Radio 4’s ‘Desert Island Discs’. …

An open letter to the Government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage

An open letter to the Government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage

Published: 17/11/2021

The Engineering Council has today joined forces with over 150 world-leading engineers, scientists and technology giants to urge the Government to urge the Government to help tackle the UK’s engineering skills shortage by embedding engineering into current primary school learning and support #EngineeringKidsFutures. …

Engineering regulator publishes new industry-wide risk guidance

Engineering regulator publishes new industry-wide risk guidance

Published: 27/10/2021

Risk is an inherent part of all engineering activities, so it is essential that all engineers and technicians are able to identify, assess, understand and appropriately manage risk. It is also crucial to be able to communicate about risk, both to other professionals and the public. To support this, the Engineering Council, the regulatory body for the engineering profession in the UK, has issued updated Guidance on Risk. …

Registrants named as Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalists

Registrants named as Young Woman Engineer of the Year finalists

Published: 13/10/2021

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate registrants Nipuni Karunaratne CEng MRAeS and Eftychia Koursari IEng MICE, and the other four finalists on being recognised in the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. These annual awards recognise the contributions of exceptional female engineers working in the UK, as well as highlighting role models who can help address the UK science and engineering skills gap by promoting engineering career …

Engineering Council becomes a supporter of the Building a Safer Future Charter

Engineering Council becomes a supporter of the Building a Safer Future Charter

Published: 28/09/2021

As the regulator for the engineering profession in the UK, the Engineering Council is pleased to announce it has become a Corporate Supporter of the Building a Safer Future Charter. This aligns with our existing work on building safety, including the development of new contextualised competence requirements that complement our internationally-recognised standards. …

Engineering profession sets out six clear areas for investment ahead of the government’s spending review

Engineering profession sets out six clear areas for investment ahead of the government’s spending review

Published: 24/09/2021

Exactly one month before the government is due to deliver the Budget, including its spending review for the next three years, 42 engineering organisations representing more than 450,000 UK engineers have outlined six urgent actions vital to ensuring we have the right skills and investments in place to both grow and decarbonise the economy. …

Registrants among first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative

Registrants among first new Fellows elected under Fit for the Future diversity initiative

Published: 24/09/2021

The trustees and staff of the Engineering Council would like to congratulate David Short MSc CEng IntPE(UK) FRAeS FIET, Technology Director for BAE Systems and a Trustee of the Engineering Council, on his election to Fellowship. The Engineering Council is pleased to see that almost two thirds of new Fellows are registrants and would like to congratulate them on this significant achievement …

Engineering regulator enhances industry-wide security guidance

Engineering regulator enhances industry-wide security guidance

Published: 23/09/2021

Security is a central consideration in all engineering practice. As the profession’s regulator, the Engineering Council has refreshed its security guidance resources, to reflect both current and future needs. To enhance the existing Guidance on Security, which is available to all those working in (or studying) engineering, further resources have now been added to support application of this Guidance. …