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UK Cyber Security Council begins as independent body

Published: 31/03/2021

The UK Cyber Security Council – the self-regulatory body for the cyber security education and skills sector – today announced that the Formation Project to create the Council has completed, allowing the Government-mandated Council to officially become an independent entity, fully and only accountable to its Trustees. …

Our 2020 Annual Review is out now

Our 2020 Annual Review is out now

Published: 30/03/2021

The Engineering Council's 2020 Annual Review provides a high-level snapshot of our activities and achievements over the past year. This document is designed for all Engineering Council stakeholders …

Coding Black Females join BCS

Coding Black Females join BCS

Published: 03/03/2021

Seventy-five members of Coding Black Females (CBF) have joined BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, in a move to create more visible role models for women working in the industry. Black women make up less than 1% of the IT industry according to data from the Office for National Statistics (ONS); overall, 20% of the industry’s workforce is female. …

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Royal Academy of Engineering and Science Council launch updated Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0

Published: 28/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) and the Science Council are pleased to launch the Diversity and Inclusion Progression Framework 2.0, new and updated for 2021. …

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. …

Guidance to support the engineering profession in achieving a more sustainable future 

Guidance to support the engineering profession in achieving a more sustainable future 

Published: 27/01/2021

All those working in engineering have a significant role to play in helping society achieve a more sustainable future. To support this, the Engineering Council has issued updated Guidance on Sustainability for engineering professionals at all career stages. The revised Guidance on Sustainability includes the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, clarifies its definition of sustainable development, and emphasises the importance of engineers taking a proactive role. …

Nominations for the virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation

Nominations for the virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation

Published: 25/01/2021

The Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) is looking for your nominations for the engineering innovations – and the engineers behind them - you think should be included in their virtual Museum of Engineering Innovation. …

Tina Gunnarsson wins WES 2020 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Tina Gunnarsson wins WES 2020 Karen Burt Award for best new female Chartered Engineer

Published: 10/12/2020

The Engineering Council would like to congratulate the 2020 winner of the prestigious Karen Burt Memorial Award for the best new female Chartered Engineer (CEng), Tina Gunnarsson, Digital Transformation Lead for Balfour Beatty Major Projects. …

How safe is safe enough? Public debate on autonomous transport needed, say engineers

How safe is safe enough? Public debate on autonomous transport needed, say engineers

Published: 09/12/2020

Honest public debate is needed to enable the safe development of autonomous transport – from driverless cars and delivery drones to uncrewed ships, according to a paper published today by the National Engineering Policy Centre. …

Spending Review 2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering response

Spending Review 2020 - Royal Academy of Engineering response

Published: 25/11/2020

In response to today's Spending Review announcement, Professor Sir Jim McDonald FREng FRSE, President of the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng), says: “Today’s Spending Review sets us on the right path to addressing the huge challenges facing the UK against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic …

Refreshed course search for accredited and approved programmes

Refreshed course search for accredited and approved programmes

Published: 30/09/2020

During August the Engineering Council launched its refreshed online course search. This allows learners past, present and future to search for courses that have been recognised by the professional engineering institutions. …