Assessing your professional experience

 Assessing your suitability for professional registration requires us to look at the combination of academic qualifications and professional experience that you have acquired. The tools that we use to assess your professional experience are the Engineering Technician Competence and Commitment Statements, Professional Review Report and the Professional Review Interview.

These tools have been designed to demonstrate that you are working at an appropriate level in order to become an Engineering Technician Member, Incorporated Member or Chartered Member and to obtain your professional title.

Engineering Technician Competence and Commitment Statements

As the name suggests, the Engineering Technician Competence and Commitment Statements are a series of statements that set out the areas of competence and level of commitment required for an individual to become an Engineering Technician Member and obtain the professional title of EngTech.

We’ll provide you with a copy of these statements and ask you to submit written responses telling us about projects/work that you’ve undertaken covering each area of competence. You’ll also need to demonstrate that your current and previous roles have required you to take on an appropriate level of responsibility.

Once you’ve submitted your responses to the Engineering Technician Competence and Commitment Statements you may or may not be required to attend a Professional Review Interview. Either way, we’ll be in touch to confirm the next steps of your application.

Professional Review Report

The professional review report is a written report demonstrating that you have gained sufficient breadth and depth of engineering and management experience and undertaken a position of responsibility appropriate to a Chartered Engineer (CEng) or an Incorporated Engineer (IEng).

It should describe the experience you have acquired, your professional achievements and highlight those activities that relate to the competency and commitment criteria set out in UK-SPEC for CEng or IEng.

We’ll provide you with a copy of the appropriate competency and commitment statements for you to refer to when writing your report. We would also advise you to read the Professional Review Report and Interview guidance. 

As a rough guide, a Professional Review Report for CEng should be around 3,000 words and for IEng 1,500 words. Once you have submitted your report you’ll be invited to attend a Professional Review Interview.

Professional Review Interview

Being invited to attend a Professional Review Interview is a good sign as it means you have demonstrated your competence and commitment sufficiently on paper. The purpose of the interview is to confirm that your experience is substantially as described in your application documents including your Professional Review Report.

Interviews take place at IGEM House located in Kegworth in the East Midlands and are conducted by two, IGEM-trained, professionally registered engineers who will ask you questions about your report and the relevant competency and commitment criteria. The interview typically lasts between 1 and 1.5 hours. They are your opportunity to show the breadth and depth of the knowledge that you’ve gained through working in the sector. We set interview dates throughout the year. 

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