WES recommends all members register through their Professional Institutions with the Engineering Council as a Chartered Engineer (CEng), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Engineering Technician (EngTech) or Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech) as soon as they have sufficient experience. Benefits of registration include:
- Identifying you as having competences that employers value
- Indicating that your competence and commitment to professionalism have been assessed by other engineering professionals
- Demonstrating that your competence may be compared with standards applicable in other parts of the world
- Confirming that your commitment to professionalism is underwritten by the support of a national engineering institution or society licensed by the Engineering Council
- International recognition of your qualifications.
As a result, registrants often find that:
- It is easier to gain promotion or a new job
- Their pay compares favourably with non-registered engineers and increasingly against other qualified professionals
- They have greater influence within their organisation and industry
- Their engineering credentials are respected in most parts of the world
- They have access to a network of similarly qualified and experienced experts in their field - through their Institution
- Their employers benefit as increasingly, tendering or post-tender contract compliance requires key members of the project team to have professional registration.
To apply for the EngTech, ICTTech, IEng or CEng titles an individual must be a member of one of the 36 engineering institutions and societies currently licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a range of technical and personal competences and are also committed to keeping these up-to-date, and to behaving in a professionally and socially responsible manner. For more information visit:www.engc.org.uk
Database of Technician Qualifications and Programmes for EngTech and ICTTech
The Engineering Council has developed a public database of approved qualifications and programmes which contribute to Engineering Technician (EngTech) or ICT Technician (ICTTech) professional registration.
The database, on the Engineering Council’s website, can be used to search for apprenticeships, other employer schemes, NVQs/SVQs or vocational qualifications. Providers and employers who are aligned with particular qualifications and schemes can also be identified. In addition, most records contain a link to further detail in the Ofqual Register of Regulated Qualifications, or to the SQA Subject and Qualification finder website.
This database complements the already well established database of accredited courses leading to qualifications that partially or fully satisfy the education requirements of Incorporated Engineer (IEng) and Chartered Engineer (CEng) registration.