With engineering and technology predicted to grow faster than any other sector between now and 2030, it is imperative the new government works with industry to address barriers standing in the way of young people joining the workforce. The skills shortage in engineering and technology is already limiting growth. A strategic approach to addressing the […]

Registrants celebrated in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours List

Several Engineering Council registrants and their engineering peers have been acknowledged in the 2024 Birthday Honours List. The UK Honours system pays tribute to individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievements and service. This year’s King’s Birthday Honours List features several registrants who have made significant contributions across various engineering fields and specialisms in the UK. […]

Registrants honoured in Top 50 Women in Engineering List

The Engineering Council extends its congratulations to the registrants who are among the winners of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) annual Top 50 Women in Engineering awards (WE50), announced on International Women in Engineering Day (INWED). This year’s theme, Enhanced by Engineering celebrates the inspiring women who have significantly influenced technology, sustainability, and society. It […]


An inspiring student has beaten hundreds to clinch the coveted title of UK Young Engineer of the Year in this year’s Big Bang Competition and a group of teens from Liverpool have been crowned as the first UK Young Technologists of the Year. Cardiff student, Pacha Pritchard, who is in Year 12 at Ysgol Gyfun Gymraeg […]

Call to action to reverse small but worrying spike in women aged 35 to 44 leaving engineering

New workforce data released today by EngineeringUK reveals the proportion of women working in engineering and technology roles has declined in the past year from 16.5% to 15.7%. In contrast, women make up more than half of the rest of the UK workforce (56.1%). Further analysis shows the drop is concentrated among women aged 35 […]

2024 SocEnv Awards Winners Announced in London

The Society for the Environment (SocEnv) recently held its annual awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of the environmental professional community at the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Burlington House on Tuesday 4th June. More than 8,000 environmental professionals meet the required standards to highlight their environmental and sustainability expertise as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv), Registered […]

UK engineering profession launches policy priorities

The Engineering Council has contributed to a new set of policy priorities unveiled by the National Engineering Policy Centre (NEPC), led by the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng). In the document ‘Engineering a resilient and prosperous future: policy priorities for the next UK parliament’, the engineering profession is calling for the next government to be […]

Election of Council

Notice is given of an election to fill vacancies on the Institution’s Council, in accordance with By-law 43, to take effect from the AGM to be held on Saturday 13 July 2024. The number of vacancies to be filled is six. Council nominate the following to fill these vacancies: Mr M Lynch, Dr E Pei, […]

Concerns for future workforce as girls turn off from engineering and science

A stark gender gap in young people’s interest in engineering and science and a sharp decline in practical science have been identified through a new survey by the Royal Society in partnership with EngineeringUK, with support from Wellcome. The third Science Education Tracker (it was previously run in 2016 and 2019) included specific questions about […]

We are seeking nominations for our suite of IED Awards for 2024

For full details of the awards go to  Nominations for all five awards are welcomed.  If you have any questions please email   ‘SUPPORT, INSPIRE, ACHIEVE’ AWARD receiving the Gerald Frewer Memorial Trophy The Gerald Frewer Memorial Trophy is presented annually for outstanding contributions in the field of engineering design, design management, education and training […]

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