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Rashik Parmar becomes new Chief Executive Officer of BCS

Rashik Parmar becomes new Chief Executive Officer of BCS

Published: 18/08/2022

Rashik Parmar MBE has today been announced as the new Group CEO of BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. BCS is one of the professional engineering institutions (PEIs) licensed by the Engineering Council. Rashik, formerly VP Technology for IBM in Europe, takes over from acting CEO Rob Deri, who remains part of the senior executive team. He will take up his post at BCS on 1 October this year. …

Dame Judith Hackitt underlines importance of lifelong learning

Dame Judith Hackitt underlines importance of lifelong learning

Published: 21/07/2022

“It is important for every one of us to recognise that life-long learning is essential in a profession where we are delivering solutions for society”, Dame Judith Hackitt CEng FIChemE FREng said, …

Alexandra Keeler wins 2022 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Alexandra Keeler wins 2022 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award

Published: 19/07/2022

Alexandra Keeler BEng Hons IEng MIMechE, an Overhead Line Design Engineer at Amey, has won the 2022 Baroness Platt of Writtle Award. …

Almost 4,000 engineers and technicians professionally registered in 2022

Almost 4,000 engineers and technicians professionally registered in 2022

Published: 15/07/2022

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate every one of the 3,893 new registrants so far this year on their achievement. …

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) is on a mission to encourage engineers to become professionally registered

The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) is on a mission to encourage engineers to become professionally registered

Published: 13/07/2022

Independent research tells The Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) that registered engineers are more successful in their careers than those that are non-registered. …

IOM3 marks 20 years

IOM3 marks 20 years

Published: 06/07/2022

In June 2022, The Institute of Minerals, Materials and Mining (IOM3) marked 20 years since its creation. The merger of the Institute of Materials (IoM) and the Institution of Mining and Metallurgy (IMM) to create IOM3 brought together two membership bodies with complementary interests. …

Creating a ‘clinical satnav’ for doctors will save lives, say digital health experts

Creating a ‘clinical satnav’ for doctors will save lives, say digital health experts

Published: 22/06/2022

Providing better computerised advice for routine medical decisions will save lives and help to solve problems like over-prescription of antibiotics, according to a new report by the professional body for IT. …

Statement on programme titles

Statement on programme titles

Published: 09/06/2022

The Engineering Council has issued a statement on the titles of accredited or approved programmes. While the Engineering Council recognises that awarding organisations have the right to determine what they call their programmes and qualifications, the Engineering Council and professional engineering institutions (PEIs) also have a duty to check that any information about qualifications that are recognised as supporting professional registration is clear. …

Regulation of engineering unaffected by the Professional Qualifications Act

Regulation of engineering unaffected by the Professional Qualifications Act

Published: 27/05/2022

The Engineering Council has consulted with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) on the scope and implementation of the Professional Qualifications Act, which received royal assent on 28 April 2022. BEIS has confirmed that the Act does not currently cover professions that are voluntarily self-regulated by Royal Charter or other legislative means. …

Mr Denis Edwin Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD

Mr Denis Edwin Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD

Published: 06/05/2022

The Engineering Council was saddened to hear of the recent passing of Denis Filer CBE CEng FIMechE FREng TD. We recognise the significant and lasting contribution made by Mr Filer to the Engineering Council as a Council Member from 1986-88 and Director General from 1988-1995 …