The Academy has a strong relationship with all these elements of the profession, in particular:
- The Professional Engineering Institutions (39 at present) which are licensed by the Engineering Council to bring people forward for registration, and to accredit further and higher education
- The Engineering Council which is the regulatory body for engineering, and holds the register of professional engineers and technicians
- EngineeringUK, which supports research, engagement, and enhancement and enrichment activities for young people
Most professional engineering bodies are charities which operate for the public good, sharing good practice and information far beyond their membership
The Academy uses its convening power to bring together all these bodies on matters of interest to the engineering profession as a whole. These include global responsibility, as well as other matters such as:
- Education, skills, and training – professional engineer “formation”
- Ensuring public policy supports engineering education for young people and skills in the workplace for adults. See more about our Education Policy work.
- Enthusing and communicating to young people about engineering careers through campaigns like This is Engineering
- Public engagement and public perception of engineering
- Awards and recognition, which allows the engineering professional bodies to raise the profile of engineering (Link to awards, QEP)
- Supporting engineers and technicians who are not members of the institutions
- Supporting young and early career engineers to boost retention
- PEI work with young engineers networks, Young Academy project
The National Engineering Policy Centre
Founded after the publication of Professor John Uff’s review of the engineering professional landscape in 2017, the NEPC brings together everyone in the professional engineering landscape and all the Academy’s partners and Fellows to provide policy insight and advice.
The Professional Engineering Committee
The Academy is delighted to provide the Secretariat for the Professional Engineering Committee. This is the opportunity for every professional engineering institution Chief Executive to come together to discuss matters of interest and importance to them and the profession as a whole. PEC, and its new sister committee for early career engineers, meets four-five times a year to share insights and good practice, as well as agreeing collaborative action to address the big issues.