Equinix Launches Career Transition Programme for Engineers

Equinix, the global leader in data centres and interconnection, is still recruiting a high volume of engineers both in the UK and across the globe, having continued to grow throughout 2020.

The Career Transition Programme was designed to support people who have been impacted by the current global pandemic, while as a business we benefit from the skills, experience and knowledge that talent from outside the data centre industry brings, as well as being able to diversify our workforce.

Engineering Council 2021 registration fees frozen

Engineering Council registration fees will be frozen for 2021, with no increase from 2020.

Mindful of the significant economic pressures on companies and registrants, the Engineering Council and EngineeringUK have agreed an approach to manage both organisations with the same combined fee income as 2020. This means the fee structure remains unchanged, with reduced annual fees available for registrants experiencing financial hardship:  

The annual registration fees from Chartered Engineers (CEng), Incorporated Engineers (IEng), Engineering Technicians (EngTech) and ICT Technicians (ICTTech) allow the Engineering Council and EngineeringUK to ensure quality in the profession today and invest in its future for tomorrow.

Professional registration fees fund the Engineering Council in its role as the regulatory body for the UK engineering profession. This includes setting and maintaining internationally recognised standards of professional competence and commitment, as well as managing the national register of over 230,000 engineers and technicians who have been assessed against these standards and achieved professional registration. The focus of the Engineering Council’s current Strategic Plan is to provide public benefit, maintain a globally recognised standard and meet the future needs of its stakeholders.

These fees paid by individual engineers also help fund the activity of EngineeringUK, whose ambition is to inform and inspire young people and grow the number and diversity of tomorrow’s engineers. 


54 Years of Working to Address Gender Diversity in Engineering

Over 50 years ago, brilliant British engineer Dr Cosby Smallpeice ploughed £1.6m of his personal fortune into setting up The Smallpeice Trust, to give young people, especially girls, the role models and experiences to fuel their passion for engineering. With International Women in Engineering Day (#INWED20) on the horizon, Dr Kevin P Stenson, chief executive at The Smallpeice Trust, continues to drive the charity’s mission and provides us with an update on its work and the results.