Engineering Technician (EngTech MIGEM)

EngTech is a globally recognised professional registration title and formal recognition of your competence. Engineering Technicians apply proven techniques and procedures to solve practical engineering problems. They can demonstrate knowledge and understanding of technical matters to NVQ level 3 or equivalent. EngTech is also a possible pathway to Incorporated Engineer or Chartered Engineer.

Visit the individual member benefits page for a summary of the key benefits you'll receive or read a selection of individual member testimonials.

Already professionally registered?

If you are already registered as a EngTech with another professional engineering institution and maintain your Engineering Council registration with them, then you can join us at the same registration level. All you need to do is confirm this with us when you apply and we will advise you of the next steps.

Who can apply?

You may have just completed your apprenticeship and are in the early stages of your career or you may be an experienced technician. To achieve Engineering Technician membership we will need to assess your academic qualifications, professional development and industry experience against the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Don’t worry if you do not hold any formal qualifications, you can still apply if you have knowledge and understanding of technical matters to NVQ level 3 or equivalent. 

Assessing your academic qualifications

IGEM, along with other professional engineering institutions have approved a number of qualifications and apprenticeship schemes that satisfy the knowledge and understanding requirements of UK-SPEC for EngTech.

Qualifications likely to be approved for EngTech include:

  • Ordinary National Certificates (ONCs) in engineering, construction and the built environment

  • National Diplomas in engineering, construction and the built environment

  • City & Guilds Higher National Diplomas (HNDs) in engineering

  • Level 6 Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) qualifications in engineering and construction

In addition, IGEM has approved the following qualifications: 

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 3

  • Domestic Gas Appliances and Central Heating – Maintenance (Scheme No. 6013-03)

  • Domestic Gas Appliances and Central Heating – Installation (Scheme No. 6013-04)

  • Domestic Natural Gas Installation(Ref No. 100/1918/2) (Scheme No. 6034-03)

  • Domestic Natural Gas Installation and Maintenance (Ref No. 100/1919/4) (Scheme No. 6011/6012)

  • Domestic Natural Gas Maintenance (Ref No. 100/1920/0) (Scheme No. 6034-04)

  • Gas Emergency Service Operations (Ref No. 500/1538/2) (Scheme No. 6012)

  • Gas Network Operations – Craft (Ref No. 100/2045/7) (Scheme No. 6029-04)

  • Engineering Maintenance (Ref No. 100/3157/1)

  • Gas Network Engineering (Scheme No. 6021)

  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 4

  • Gas Network Engineering Management (Ref No. 100/3349/x)

Visit the Engineering Council’s Accredited Course Search to find out whether your qualifications are approved. If you hold an approved qualification or apprenticeship then this is likely to demonstrate you have met the majority of UK-SPEC requirements and you will just need to show your commitment to professional development.     

My qualifications are not approved

If your qualifications are not approved then you can still apply to become an Engineering Technician we will simply need you to provide written responses to a series of questions that we refer to as our EngTech competence and commitment statements.

The five questions that make up the EngTech competence and commitment statements have been designed to allow you to provide evidence that you have acquired the appropriate level of knowledge, understanding and experience to meet UK-SPEC.

Professional development

In addition to demonstrating competence you will also be required to demonstrate your commitment to professional development. We will ask you to provide us with details of your professional development activity and a plan for future development. 

How to apply

The first step to becoming an Engineering Technician Member is for you to apply online.  Alternatively, download the application form and return it by email to or post to

Membership Services
IGEM House
26 & 28 High Street
DE74 2DA

What happens next?

When we have received your application we’ll check to see if your qualification(s) are approved before letting you know whether you’ll be required to provide written responses to our EngTech competence and commitment statements and/or attend a professional review interview.


If you’re a little daunted by the application process, preparing responses to our EngTech competence and commitment statements or the thought of being asked to attend a professional review interview, then you might like to consider using an IGEM approved mentor to help you with your application. Please contact us if you would like us to assign you a mentor.


The annual IGEM subscription fee for an Engineering Technician Member is £122.00 (UK) and £112.00 (Overseas). An application fee of £65.00 also applies. Existing members transferring from another grade will be required to pay a £35.00 transfer fee.

Application documents

2020 interview dates

Thursday 30th January 
Thursday 12th March 
Thursday 23rd April 
Thursday 4th June
Thursday 23rd July
Thursday 3rd September
Thursday 15th October
Thursday 26th November