Professional registration in Great Britain
Professional registration provides a benchmark through which the public, employers and their clients can have confidence and trust that registered engineers and technicians have met globally recognised professional standards.
Registrants possess and maintain the knowledge, skills and commitment required to meet the engineering and technological needs of today, whilst also catering for the needs of future generations. Professional registration therefore underpins the systems and processes that ensure the current and future safeguarding of society.
In Great Britain, the Engineering Council grants the use of the following titles; Engineering Technician (EngTech), Incorporated Engineer (IEng), Chartered Engineer (CEng) i Information and Communications Technology Technician (ICTTech).
Being accepted by an organisation such as the Engineering Council is an all important step in the career progression of an engineer working in Great Britain. The status is an indicator for employers that you not only have, but are committed to nurturing and expanding your knowledge base, ability and the standards demanded of engineers in the world today. The prestige associated with such status is a worthy entry on any CV, and may improve chances for promotion and advancement in one’s career.
To achieve registration each individual’s competence and commitment is independently and thoroughly assessed by their peers.
In order to gain these titles applicants must first join a relevant professional engineering institution licensed by the Engineering Council to assess candidates. Further details of the registration process may be found at https://www.engc.org.uk/professional-registration/how-to-register/
How membership in STP helps in professional registration
Although STP does not have the authority to issue any professional qualifications or titles recognised in the UK, it is able to assist its members in the following ways:
- Seeking references and finding a member who may second your application
- Active participation in STP activities may demonstrate competencies required by UK-SPEC