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/SQV 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 an 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 you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet the EngTech competence and commitment statements.

Assessing your knowledge, understanding and competence

In order to assess your professional experience and competence you will simply need to provide written responses to a series of questions. These questions are designed to allow you to demonstrate you have the knowledge, understanding and competence described in the EngTech competence and commitment statements.

If you have an approved qualification

 IGEM, along with other professional engineering institutions has approved a number of qualifications and apprenticeship schemes that satisfy the knowledge and understanding requirements described in the EngTech competence and commitment statements. If you have completed an approved programme, this means you can apply through the EngTech approved route.

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)

You can check if your programme is approved here.

Professional development

In addition to demonstrating knowledge, understanding and 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.

Need help with your application?

If you’re a little daunted by the application process, preparing responses to our EngTech competence and commitment statements or would just like to have a chat about your application please contact us. We are always happy to help.  


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

Spotlight on EngTechs - case study

IGEM EngTech member Karl Shipp joined IGEM as an apprentice in 2010 and became an Engineering Technician in 2011. He currently works as a Network Specialist at Cadent. 

Read about his career journey as an EngTech

Spotlight on EngTechs - case study

Sarah Parker has recently obtained her IGEM EngTech membership status and currently works as a GIRS Specialist at National Grid Metering.  

Read about her career journey so far

Revised Standards for Professional Registration

All applicants for registration and membership of IGEM are assessed against the standards as defined by the Engineering Council (EngC) in the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC). The 4th edition of the UK-SPEC was published on 1 September 2020, for implementation across the sector by 31 December 2021. The 4th edition is available here, with a summary of the key changes. 

The competence and commitment statements for Engineering Technician (EngTech)Incorporated Engineer (IEng) or Chartered Engineer (CEng) are now available on our website.