The Engineering Council has for some years published a quarterly listing in The Telegraph (for England and Wales) and The Scotsman (for Scotland), as well as on our own website.
However, the new publication price requested by The Telegraph for 2018 amounted to a 600% increase on the previous rate. After our review of the proposed increase, we do not believe the cost to value proposition can be justified as a prudent use of registrants’ fees and the Engineering Council has therefore discontinued these listings.
Listings scheduled for 1 March 2018 were therefore only published on the Engineering Council’s website and we updated the relevant page accordingly.
The incoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which we believe requires specific consent from each registrant to publish their details, would alone make it difficult to continue to provide such a listing. Because of the likelihood of having multiple registrants with similar names (for example, more than one J. Smith of ICE), this listing doesn’t provide true transparency for the public, as readers can’t with certainty identify an individual. The Engineering Council therefore intends to stop publishing details of new registrants and will not publish a listing on 7 June 2018.
We are putting in place plans to publicly recognise the achievement of new registrants and to enable the registration status of an engineer to be verified, which include working towards a publicly searchable Register.
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The Engineering Council holds the national Register of Engineering Technicians (EngTech), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Information and Communication Technology Technicians (ICTTech). It also sets and maintains the internationally recognised standards of competence and ethics that govern the award and retention of these titles. By this means it is able to ensure that employers, government and wider society, both at home and overseas, can have confidence in the skills and commitment of registrants. For more information visit: www.engc.org.uk