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UK engineering community urged to “Think ethics before action” in new pan-profession report

Published: 21/02/2022

Royal Academy of Engineering and Engineering Council call for a step change in ethical decision-making similar to that achieved in health and safety. Recommendations aim to develop a world class culture of ethical behaviour in engineering. …

Engineering and manufacturing route review published

Engineering and manufacturing route review published

Published: 19/11/2021

Updates and improvements planned for around 50 engineering and manufacturing apprenticeships have been unveiled in an influential new report focused on how to support the full spectrum of current and future skills training needs for these vital sectors. …

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. …

Verify registration status online - RegCheck

Verify registration status online - RegCheck

Published: 21/09/2021

RegCheck, an online tool enabling employers, clients or other third parties to confirm an individual’s professional registration status, is now available on the Engineering Council's website. …

Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

Black Voices in the Water Industry: From Talk to Action

Published: 20/07/2021

The Institute of Water continues its series of ‘Black Voices in the Water Industry’ webinars with a discussion between Ian McAulay, CEO of Southern Water and Peter Simpson, CEO of Anglian Water. The first three events resulted in a video capturing the highlights and aimed at attracting allies and making a difference. Next Ian and Peter will discuss what their organisations are doing to raise awareness of and combat racism and to support under-represented groups both in the workplace …

Royal Air Force - INWED 2021

Royal Air Force - INWED 2021

Published: 22/06/2021

To mark International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), the Royal Air Force has shared this case study of Elizabeth Clark, who is a Communications and Electronics Engineer and the lead Safety Engineering for Air Command Battlespace Management. …

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Vocational T Level qualifications roll out further

Published: 28/05/2021

A new kind of vocational qualification is rolling out further across England from September 2021. T Levels are two year courses, for students aged 16-19, which have been developed in collaboration with businesses. T Levels follow on from GCSEs, are equivalent to three A Levels …

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Opportunity for Independent Peer Reviewers

Published: 13/05/2021

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education (the Institute) is looking for additional independent peer reviewers to provide an employer perspective by reviewing apprenticeship standards, assessment plans and technical qualification materials in a range of engineering professions. …

UK Product Safety Framework – Call for Evidence

UK Product Safety Framework – Call for Evidence

Published: 25/03/2021

The UK government’s product safety body, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), has published a call for evidence on the UK Product Safety Framework. This will remain open until 3 June 2021. Information gathered from the call for evidence will feed into the creation of a Product Safety Framework. Much of the UK’s product safety regime has been underpinned by EU law, some dating back to 1987. One purpose of the review is to create a Framework that is simple, flexible and fit for the …

Talent Retention Scheme

Talent Retention Scheme

Published: 12/03/2021

Government, industry and institutions have joined forces to create the Talent Retention Scheme (TRS). Available across key sectors, the scheme is designed to support individuals and organisations in dealing with business restructuring or economic change. …

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications

Published: 27/01/2021

The EU Directive on MRPQ was established in order to make it easier for EU/EEA countries to recognise each other’s professional qualifications. From 1 January, 2021 this legislation will no longer apply to the UK. …